WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012 by specific reference to referring authorities, Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian Standards, stipulates certain documents to be provided to a building surveyor upon certified application or uncertified applications for a building permit. Clients must be aware that the following building regulations Building Permit Documentation List is not an exhaustive list of requirements.

Building Permit Documentation List

Building Act 2011: Building Regulations 2012

Requirement: DocumentsComment: Copies
Appropriate formA standard building permit application form can be downloaded from the Building Commission Website. The form must be properly prepared and contain all the necessary attachments
Name, contact details and signature of each owner of the landThis procedure protects against fraud and unauthorised building work under a building permit. The form can be signed at any stage prior to lodgement for a building permit and can be signed by authorised agents or officers of corporations
Name, contact details and signature of builderThis ensures the builder is prepared to take the responsibilities of the builder under the Building Act 2011 and building permit
Certificate of Design Compliance
[certified applications only]
This must be on the prescribed form, signed by an appropriately registered building surveyor practitioner and issued by a registered building surveyor or a local government
Technical certificates relied on by the building surveyor [ certified applications only]These include engineer’s certificates. The building surveyor signing the Certificate of Design Compliance can choose to rely on technical certificates
Plans and specificationsA set of the plans and specifications that are specified in the Certificate of Design Compliance or that required to be certified in an uncertified application. These must show how the building complies with the building standards and Building Code of Australia before a building permit can be issued
Evidence of home indemnity insurance [applicable to home building work covered under the Home Building Contracts Act]A copy of the policy or brokers certificate will suffice
Building Services LevyPayment is made to permit authority and refunded if the permit is refused
Building Permit FeeA building permit fee is paid to the permit authority. Fees must be refunded if the building permit application is not processed within the prescribed time

Building Legislation Table

Refer to our Building Legislation table for further information on the Certificate of Design Compliance.

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