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A Building or Demolition Permit is required prior to construction of all commercial or industrial buildings. An Occupancy Permit may also be required before a commercial or industrial building can be occupied. A Building or Demolition Permit may be required for residential and minor structures, depending on what type of structure you are proposing to build or demolish. Planning Approval may also be required before applying for a Building Permit, contact the City's Planning Services on 9394 5000 for further information.
The City of Armadale's Building Services information sheets outline what you can build, the appropriate application process and also include an application checklist. When you wish to lodge your application, you must submit the relevant completed application form, pay the prescribed fees and supply any required supporting documentation as outlined on the information sheet checklist for the appropriate structure. It is important to allow sufficient time for the application assessment and work cannot commence until a Building Permit has been granted. Refer to the City's Building Services information sheets for the appropriate time frames.
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Anyone can apply for a Building Permit, including an owner, builder, architect, designer or a building surveyor. The nominated applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application form and supporting documentation is complete for submission to the City's Building Services department. The nominated builder is responsible for carrying out the proposed works in accordance with the granted Building Permit. Structures with a construction value over $20,000 require a registered builder, however, incidental Class 10 structures are exempt. If you wish to confirm whether you require a registered builder to complete your proposed works, contact the City's Building Services on 9394 5000 or email your enquiry to email@example.com
Notice of Completion
The builder or demolition contractor, nominated on a Building or Demolition Permit, must complete a BA7 - Notice of Completion form within seven days of completing the work for which the permit was granted. The Notice of Completion must be accompanied by any relevant inspection or test certificates as listed on the Building or Demolition Permit and submitted to the City within the seven day period. This establishes the end date of the permit for compliance and record keeping purposes. The person nominated as the builder or demolition contractor remains liable for the building or demolition work complying with the Building Act 2011 until a Notice of Completion, or Notice of Cessation, has been received by the City.
Notice of Cessation
The builder or demolition contractor nominated on a Building or Demolition Permit may, before the completion of the works for which the permit was granted, formally advise the City that they are no longer the Responsible Person for the works by submitting a BA8 - Notice of Cessation form to the City. This protects the person whose contract is terminated or who is unable to complete the building or demolition work. Within seven days of submitting a Notice of Cessation to the City, the builder or demolition contractor must provide a copy of the Notice of Cessation to the property owner. This alerts the property owner of the cessation of work and the suspension of the Building or Demolition Permit.
To become an owner-builder, you need to apply to the Building Commission for an Owner-builder Approval, which must be granted before applying to the City for a Building Permit. For further information, refer to the Building Commission's website links