Building permit information

Most building work in Victoria requires a building permit. A Building permit must be obtained before work commences on any project. To find out more information about work that requires a permit and information required for a building permit application contact Building Services on 9298 4327 or see Before you build for more information.

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For further information on required paperwork for Building Permits see the Victorian Building Authority has a useful resource:

Look for: Permits & paperwork before, during and after building

Permit application requirements

Council's Building Surveyors/Inspectors can advise on buidling regulations (eg. alterations, pools, sheds and fences etc). The following checklist may assist with your Building Permit Application.  

Note: This checklist is a guide only and we recommend you discuss the process with a Private Building Surveyor as the requirements may vary.

PDF  Building Permit application checklist (PDF, 65Kb)

Doc  Building Permit application checklist (Doc, 221Kb)

Please contact Building Services on 9298 4327 for any further queries on the permit application process.

Planning permission

A Planning Permit may also be required.

Before you apply for a Building Permit, you should obtain confirmation from Council's Planning Services to see if works require a Planning Permit.

You can contact Council's Planning Services on 9298 4287 for advice. We recommend that you obtain this advice in writing by using the following Request for Planning Information form.

Request for Planning Information

Is a Planning Permit required for this proposal?

PDF  Planning information request (PDF, 123kB) 

More information

For further information, please contact Maroondah City Council Building Services
on 9298 4327

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