A building permit cannot be issued until a planning permit has been issued.
Planning formation can be found here
When you have obtained planning approval, it is necessary for you to make application to Council for building and plumbing permits in accordance with the Building Act 2000. A building permit is required for building, demolition, alterations, additions and change of use of any property. Please note that it will be necessary for you to engage the services of an accredited Building Surveyor to certify the relevant documents prior to lodgement with Council. Further details regarding the building permit application process are contained within these brochures:
For information regarding the Tasman Intermin Planning Scheme 2015 please view below link.
Planning permits will be assessed by Council within 42 days of an application being submitted. This timeframe is impacted upon if additional information is required from the applicant or third party representations are received during the statutory notification period.
In accordance with the Land Use Planning & Approvals Act 1993 and Council’s planning schemes, you must obtain planning approval for most types of use and / or development. This includes new dwellings and outbuildings, additions / extensions to existing structures as well as subdivisions and boundary adjustments. Details regarding the documents that Council require for your application for planning approval are contaned within this information document:
When you have obtained planning approval, it is necessary for you to make application to Council for building and plumbing permits in accordance with the Building Act 2000. Further details regarding the plumbing permit application process are contained within this brochure.
A Special Plumbing Permit is required to install an onsite wastewater management system such as a conventional septic tank, envirocycle or AWTS etc. Please note that it will be necessary for you to engage the services of an accredited plumbing designer to prepare a Site and Soil Evaluation Report. Further details are available in this information document.
Under the Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008, Tas Water is responsible for providing a Certificate of Certifiable Work (Building) or exemption to the applicant or Permit Authority. This Certificate will advise the applicant of water and sewerage conditions that may apply to an application for a Building Permit. If your application does not require approval from Southern Water you may complete a Declaration of Exemption, however it should be noted that the Permit Authority may still reserve the right to request a Certificate obtained directly from Southern Water.