WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 allows building permit applications for Class 1 and 10 buildings and structures to be submitted to the Permit Authority in two different ways; being a certified building permit application, or an uncertified building permit application.

The Building Act 2011 sets out mandatory timeframes for both application processes:

Both forms of building permit application for Class 1 and 10 buildings and structures are required to address the requirements of section 20 of the Building Act 2011 (including compliance with the Building Code of Australia) before a building permit will be issued.

All class 2 to 9 building permit applications are required to be certified (i.e. accompanied by a Certificate of Design Compliance prepared by a suitably registered Building Surveyor) and will also have a building permit issued within 10 days, provided that the requirements of section 20 of the Building Act 2011 are satisfactorily addressed. HENDRY Building Surveying Consultants can provide you advice in these matters.