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Unauthorised Building Work

Applying for Building Approval Certificate

Unauthorised Building Works (Works completed without a Building Permit)

There are two ways an unauthorised building application can be submitted to the City for approval.

Certified

  • “As built” plans and supporting documents for the completed building structure are supplied to an independent, registered Building Surveying Contractor.
  • A Certificate of Building Compliance (CBC) is produced and signed by the Building Surveying Contractor.
  • An application form for a Building Approval Certificate (BA13) is completed and signed by the applicant.
  • The Application form along with the following is submitted to the city;
  1. Certificate of Building Compliance (2 copies of)
  2. All plans and documents listed on the Certificate of Building Compliance (2 copies of)
  3. Fees as applicable to the application

A complete application will be assessed and a Building Approval Certificate will be issued within 25 working days (commencing the day after receipt). If the application is incomplete, an official request for further information will be sent to the applicant.

Uncertified

  • An application form for a Building Approval Certificate (BA13) is completed and signed by the applicant.
  • The Application form along with “as built” plans and supporting documents for the completed building structure is submitted to the city. (see checklist 4 for required documents and plans)
  • Applicable fees are paid to the city.

A complete application will be assessed and a CBC and Building Permit will be issued within 25 working days (commencing the day after receipt). If the application is incomplete, an official request for further information will be sent to the applicant.

Forms

BA13 – Application for building approval certificate

A checklist for uncertified application for unauthorised works can be downloaded from the downloads below.

Fees

To assist you to calculate the relevant fees the following calculators are available here:

For certified applications - Fee Calculator 2 - Unauthorised Applications

For uncertified applications you will need to add both the City’s certification fee and the statutory application to gain the final cost

Fee Calculator 2 - Unauthorised Applications

Fee Calculator 3 - City Certification Services

 

Documents 
Work affecting other land BA20, BA20A

Documents

Work affecting other land BA20, BA20A