Building Permit Applications
The Yarra Building Services team offers a competitive building permit service. When you lodge your building permit application with us you will get the benefit of local knowledge and a full permit and inspection service.
Building Permits are generally required for:
- External work to your house including extensions, verandas, garages and second storeys
- Internal work to your house that requires windows or walls to be moved or altered
- Any new building
- Demolition of an old building
- Change of use of a building eg: from warehouse to dwelling
- A fence
- Construction of a swimming pool or spa
- Minor structures eg. carports, roller doors etc.
If you are unsure whether you need a Building Permit please contact Council's Building Services Unit on 9205 5095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where a Planning Permit is required, the Planning Permit must be issued before the Building Permit can be granted. To find out if you require a Planning Permit, please contact Council's Planning Unit on 9205 5373.
To find out the difference between a building and planning permit, click here.
Application forms and information
Building Permit Application forms
Building Permit Application Form.docx (71.52kB)
Building Permit Information Checklist.docx (94.55kB) Building Regulations 2006, Regulation 326
Application to Retain Works Constructed without a Building Permit (30.64kB)
Request for Building Documents.docx (73.06 KB)
If you would like us to send you a hard copy of any of these application forms, please contact the Building Services Unit on 9205 5095.
Please submit your Building Permit Application Form (including any plans) to Council's Building Services Unit, PO Box 168 Richmond 3121.
When you have submitted your application, please allow 10 working days for your documentation to be assessed. When all requirements are met, a permit will be issued by mail.
Fees and Costs
The building permit fee will be based on the cost of the project. In addition, a lodgement fee is payable for building work with a cost of $5000 or more and a State Government Building Permit Levy is payable for building work with a cost greater than $10,000.
Report and Consent
Application to Build over an Easement Vested in Council - 310 form.docx (23.67 KB) $232.90
Application for Report and Consent Part 4 Siting.docx (19.31 KB) $232.90
Application for Report and Consent - Non Siting Matters.docx (20.59 KB) $232.90
Report and Consent for Proposed Demolition - Section 29a.docx (68.65 KB) $58.15
Building Regulations Stormwater Drainage - 610 Form.docx (65.91 KB) $58.15
Applications for Report and Consent - Street Alignment Precautions - 604 Form (131.24 KB) $232.90
Request for property information
Request for Property Information - Surveyors.docx (66.71 KB) Building Regulations 2006, Regulation 326 $46.45
Request for Property Information - Conveyancer (66.44 KB) $46.45
Protection of Adjoining Property
Where the relevant Building Surveyor requires an adjoining property to be protected from damage as a consequence of your proposed building works, you are required to notify the adjoining owners. You must provide details of your proposed building works and the protection measures that will be undertaken to protect the adjoining property.
More information, along with the required application forms, is available in this Protection Work Forms 3 and 4:
Protection Work Forms 3 and 4 (27.52 KB)
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