Do I need a planning or building permit?

Planning permits and building permits operate under different legislation. They are often related to each other.

  • You need a building permit for most commercial, industrial, and residential development. You can organise a building permit through a private building surveyor.
  • planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use or development on a site.

Use this section to find out what you need to do for your planned renovation or development.