Need a Council permit?
Navigating the world of council permits can be quite overwhelming, so that’s why Aarons offer a comprehensive in house service.A standard Building Permit relates specifically to ‘building construction’ and can be issued by a Council or a Private Certifier.
The following must be gained to be handed to the Certifier to begin the Building Permit Application:
- Property Information
- Dial Before You Dig
- Site Inspection
- Site Plan
- Structural Drawings
Once the application is lodged, the Certifier may request further information, known as RFI’s. This can be a long and drawn out process depending on the amount of RFI requests, which can sometimes be extensive. Or they may advise that a Planning Permit will be necessary. A Building Permit can only be obtained after a Planning Permit is obtained. Our Permit Fee does not cover any costs associated with Planning Permits.
Once all relevant information (RFI’s) have been provided and accepted, a Building Contract must be signed, Builders Warranty Insurance (where applicable) obtained (also not covered by Permit Fee) and then both are forwarded to the Certifier to have the Permit issued. Only then can the construction commence.
Inspections can be required during and after construction in order to receive the final certification.
The whole permit process can be as quick as 4 weeks or as slow as 6-8 months as you do have to rely on many authorities – some quick, some not so quick. But that is why we are here to help.
Want to find out more?
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