Do I need a planning permit?

 If you are unsure if you need a planning permit, contact us on 5261 0800.

Request written planning advice

  • Confirm if a Planning Permit is required for a proposed use, change of use, or a development (including signage)
  • Obtain advice on the zone and overlay controls of a property
  • Obtain advice about the tenement provisions and whether land has policy support under the tenement provisions for a dwelling
  • Obtain advice or guidance on interpreting the Surf Coast Shire Planning Scheme or other planning legislation
  • Obtain advice on a planning related enquiry
  • Request a certificate stating that your proposed or existing use or development complies with the requirements of the Planning Scheme and therefore does not require a Planning Permit.


Pre application meetings

Pre application meeting information and checklist(PDF, 141KB)

To book a pre-application meeting, contact the Planning department on 5261 0800 or

View zones and overlays applying to a property