A verge permit entitles you to use the City of Stirling’s verge for temporarily parking vehicles, storing materials, accessing private property from the road or locating a bulk bin. Find out more about verge permits and how to obtain one.
Who does this information relate to?
This information is for owners or builders planning on carrying out any building or demolition works. This includes work such as, but not limited to:
- Adding a patio, pergola, carport, swimming pool or spa
- Building a house.
What is a verge?
A verge is the area of land that lies between the property boundary and the street or road.
What is a verge permit?
A verge permit entitles you to use the City of Stirling’s verge for temporarily parking vehicles, storing materials, accessing private property from the road or locating a bulk bin.
There are a number of important conditions you must comply with when using the verge.
Why do I need a verge permit?
Building and demolition works can often result in damage to City of Stirling property in the verge area such as the road pavement, kerbs, footpaths, drains, street trees and plants.
The City also receives a large number of complaints from residents about the inability to use footpaths as a result of builders either damaging or storing material across footpaths and roads.
A verge permit enables the City to monitor the use of the verge, thereby minimising damage to the area and inconvenience to neighbours.
Is it compulsory to have a verge permit?
Yes, regardless of the value or nature of your building or demolition works, if you are using the verge you must have a verge permit.
If you use the verge without a verge permit or payment of the bond, the City of Stirling may issue an on-the-spot fine or prosecute you.
Detailed information about using verges is provided in the City of Stirling booklet Your handy guide to using the City’s verges during building or demolition works.
Fees and application form
The verge permit itself is available at no cost, but there will be a fee for conducting inspections prior to and after the works have commenced. Depending on the value of the works, the City of Stirling will either:
- Conduct both a pre-development inspection and a post completion inspection of the verge area
- Conduct just a post completion inspection.
- There may also be a refundable and substantial security bond for any repairs or clean up the City must undertake to the verge area when works have been completed.
Download the Verge permit application form (PDF) to apply for a verge permit. The document also contains:
- A schedule of applicable verge permit fees
Verge Permit Application Form June 2012.pdf
Guidelines for Using the Road Reserve.pdf