Building

Building and Plumbing

From 1 January 2017, the Tasmanian government has introduced the new Building Act 2016 which regulates building and plumbing works.

The new Building Act takes a risk-based approach to building approvals so low risk building, plumbing and demolition work, and some medium risk work, can be done without seeking a building permit from the Council.

However, before lodging a building or plumbing application and before carrying out any works you will need to find out if you require planning approval.

What are my responsibilities under the Building Act?
The Building Act 2016, and the Building Regulations 2016, regulate building and plumbing work in Tasmania. These laws and codes apply to everyone who undertakes building and plumbing work.

For further information on these legislative changes and the Building Act 2016, please visit the CBOS (Consumer Building Occupational Services) website

Building Fees

BUILDING AND PLUMBING  2018/19 FeeIncludes GST #
Building Act 2016BUILDING WORK INCLUDING DEMOLITION WORK
BUILDING AND PLUMBINGRECORD KEEPING
Sections 98(4), 104(4), 119, 121(4), 125, 127(4)Record Keeping Fee (Sections 98(4), 104(4), 119, 121(4), 125, 127(4))
Certificates of Likely Compliance, Certificates of Completion or other required documents received by Council for Notifiable Building Work, Notifiable Demolition Work or Low Risk Work
$129.00
BUILDINGBUILDING WORK AND DEMOLITION WORK
Section 139 (PBW); Section 190 PDW)APPLICATION FOR PERMIT
Application for Permit Building Work; Permit Demolition Work
Section 139 (PBW); Section 190 (PDW)
Class 1 Buildings$258.00
Class 1 Buildings (Multiple dwelling units/buildings)$288.00
Plus - per Dwelling/Units$62.00
Class 10 Buildings$134.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings
- value of building work up to $100,000$361.00
- value of building work $100,001-$500,000$515.00
- value of building work $500,001 to $800,000$721.00
- value of building work exceeding $800,000$1,030.00
Section 145 (PBW); Section 195 (PDW)Application Fee - Amend Permit Building Work; Permit Demolition Work
Section 145 (PBW); Section 195 (PDW)
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$192.00
Class 1 Buildings (Multiple dwelling units/buildings)$258.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$258.00
Section 147 (PBW); Section 197 (PDW)Application for Extension of Permit Building Work; Permit Demolition Work
Section 147 (PBW); Section 197 (PDW)
Class 1 Buildings$155.00
Class 10 Buildings$134.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$206.00
Sections 100, 149 (PBW); Sections 123, 125, 199, 202 (PDW)INSPECTIONS
Inspections - per Building/Dwelling Unit (All Applications)
Permit or Notifiable Building Work or Permit or Notifiable Demolition Work
Sections 100, 149 (PBW); Sections 123, 125, 199, 202 (PDW)
Class 1 - 9 Buildings Timber Floors$659.00#
Class 1 - 9 Buildings Concrete Floor$824.00#
Class 10 Buildings$330.00#
Additional inspection(s) per inspection$165.00#
Section 152 (PBW); Section 202 (PDW)Certificate of Final Inspection - Building Work / Demolition Work
Section 152 (PBW); Section 202 (PDW)
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$130.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$206.00#
OCCUPANCY
Part 17, Division 1: Sections 216-218 Application for Occupancy Permit
Part 17, Division 1: Sections 216-218
Class 1$155.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$309.00#
Application for Occupancy Permit (Without a Building Permit)
Class 1 Buildings$437.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (Including Schedule of Essential Health Features and Measures$656.00#
Application for Temporary Occupancy
Part 17, Division 2: Section 230, 232
Part 17, Division 2: Section 230, 232Application Fee - Temporary Occupancy Permit (Dwelling)$155.00#
Application Fee - Temporary Occupancy (Event)$93.00#
Inspection: (weekday during business hours)$165.00#
Inspection: (non weekday / after business hours)$412.00#
Section 55 and 145CHANGE OF USE
Application for Change of Use
Section 55 and 145
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$155.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$309.00#
Sections 104, 153 (PBW); Section 203 (PDW)COMPLETION
Certificate of Completion (Permit or Notifiable Building Work; Demolition Work)
Sections 104, 153 (PBW); Section 203 (PDW)
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$130.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$206.00#
Section 255SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE
Application Fee - Certificate of Substantial Compliance
Section 255
Class 1 & 10 Buildings per m² (all building)$3.21#
Minimum charge$321.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings
- value of building work up to $50,000#
- value of building work $50,001 to $200,000#
- value of building work over $200,000#
Section 258SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE - PERMIT
Application Fee - Permit of Substantial Compliance
Section 258
Class 1 Buildings$258.00
Class 1 Buildings (Multiple dwelling units/buildings)$288.00
Plus - per Dwelling/Units$62.00
Class 10 Buildings$134.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings
- value of building work up to $100,000$361.00
- value of building work $100,001 - $500,000$515.00
- value of building work $500,001 - $800,000$721.00
- value of building work exceeding $800,000$1,030.00
Illegal Works Fee
Division 4
Class 1 Buildings$258.00
Class 1 Buildings (Multiple dwelling units/buildings)$288.00
Plus - per Dwelling/Units$62.00
Class 10 Buildings$134.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings
- value of building work up to $100,000$361.00
- value of building work $100,001 - $500,000$515.00
- value of building work $500,001 - $800,000$721.00
- value of building work exceeding $800,000$1,030.00
Section 261Application fee - Amend Permit of Substantial Compliance
Section 261
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$192.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$258.00
Section 262Application for extension of Permit of Substantial Compliance
Section 262
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$192.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$258.00
Section 130 (PBW); Sections 96, 97, 98 (NBW); Section 181, 183 (PDW)CERTIFICATE OF LIKELY COMPLIANCE
Application Fee - Certificate of Likely Compliance - (Permit or Notifiable Building Work; Permit or Notifiable Demolition Work)
Section 130 (PBW); Sections 96, 97, 98 (NBW); Section 181, 183 (PDW)
Class 1 & 10 Buildings
per m² per building/dwelling unit#
Class 2 to 9 Buildings#
- value of building work up to $50,000#
- value of building work $50,000 to $200,000#
- value of building work over $200,000#
Section 136 (PBW); Section 187 (PDW)Application for Variation of Certificate of Likely Compliance: Building Work or Demolition Work
Section 136 (PBW); Section 187 (PDW)
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$147.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$309.00#
Building Surveying Work by External Service Provider/ConsultantActual Cost#
- plus administration fee$155.00
Section 206Application Fee - Assessment for Annual Statement for Prescribed Features and Measures (Class 2 - 9: Schedule Essential Safety Features and Measures)$258.00#
Section 206
Section 209 (PBW); 213 (PDW)Application for Certification - Rectification of Defective Building Work$155.00#
Section 209 (PBW); 213 (PDW)
Section 34Performance based solutions (Building Surveyor)Actual Cost#
Section 34
Section 36, 37 & 38 Change of Building Surveyor$175.00#
Section 36, 37 & 38
Section 53Application Fee - Consent to alteration of existing building (Building Surveyor)$132.00#
Section 53
Section 54Application Fee - Consent to alteration to existing exits and paths to exits (Building Surveyor)$132.00#
Section 54
Section 80 and 81Referral regarding proposed protection of Building Work (Building Surveyor or Permit Authority)$258.00
Section 80 and 81
Miscellaneous Fee - Builder's hoarding or enclosure on highway or public place$123.00
Plus - month or part thereof$60.00
PLUMBINGPLUMBING WORK (PPW) & NOTIFIABLE PLUMBING WORK (NPW)
RECORD KEEPING
Record Keeping Fee (Sections 98(4), 104(4), 119, 121(4), 125, 127(4))
Certificates of Likely Compliance, Certificates of Completion or other required documents received by Council for Notifiable or Low Risk Work
$129.00
Section 156CERTIFICATE OF LIKELY COMPLIANCE
Application for Certificate of Likely Compliance - Plumbing Work
Section 156
Class 1 & 10 Buildings (per building or dwelling unit)$206.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (per building)$309.00
Section 162Application - Variation of Certificate of Likely Compliance - Plumbing Work$128.00
Section 162
Section 165APPLICATION - PLUMBING PERMIT
Application Fee
Section 165
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$192.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$374.00
Class 1 & 10 with OWMS$346.00
Class 2 - 9 10 with OWMS$528.00
Section 171AMENDMENT TO PERMIT
Application for Amendment - Plumbing Permit$192.00
Section 171
Section 173EXTENSION TO PERMIT
Application for Extension of Plumbing Permit$155.00
Section 173
Section 174VARIATION TO PERMIT
Application Fee for written approval for variation of performance of approved Plumbing Work
Section 174
Plumbing Work$77.00
Plumbing Work involving a report from a reporting authority for an onsite wastewater treatment or disposal system$155.00
Sections 111, 175; Regulation 18, 19INSPECTIONS
Inspection of Plumbing Work (per building/dwelling unit) (covers 3 inspections)
(Permit or Notifiable Plumbing Work)
Sections 111, 175; Regulation 18, 19
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$494.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$494.00#
On-site wastewater management system$494.00#
Additional Inspection - Plumbing Work (per inspection)$165.00#
Section 115 and 178COMPLETIONS
Certificate of Completion - Plumbing Work
(Permit or Notifiable Work)
Section 115 and 178
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$130.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$206.00
Section 264ILLEGAL WORKS
Application for Plumbing Permit (Notifiable and Plumbing Permit work including Certificate and Permit)
Section 264
Illegal Works - Fee for Permit/Certificate$258.00
Section 211RECTIFICATION OF WORKS
Application for Certification - Rectification of Defective Plumbing Work$155.00
Section 211
PLANS AND DOCUMENTS
Electronic delivery of plans & documents$5.00#
Postage & handling of plans & documents$15.00#
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Section 131; Regulation 28FORM 49 (Section 131; Regulation 28)
Report from reporting authority - Permit Building Work (Form 49) (Environmental Health Officer - per hour)$158.00
Section 219FORM 50 (Section 219)
Report from reporting authority Occupancy Permit (Form 50) (Environmental Health Officer - per hour)$158.00
GENERAL MANAGER
Section 73CONSENT FOR WORKS OVER DRAIN
Section 73
Application Fee - Consent for performing building work within or over an existing drain$185.00
Regulation 83BUILDING CERTIFICATE
Application Fee - Building Certificate:
Regulation 83
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$405.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$618.00