Lodge an application

The City's online lodgement service enables customers to easily lodge a building permit or development application online in a few simple steps.

The new online service enables the lodgement of applications without prior registration for new customers, with existing customers able to lodge applications via their existing login details.

Please note the City can only accept certain applications offline (via the front counter at our Administration Centre) or via email.

Methods of lodgement

Online lodgementFront Counter / MailVia email
Development ApplicationsJoint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) ApplicationsSubdivision Clearance
Building Permits (BA1 and BA2)Building Approval CertificateWritten Planning Advice
Demolition Application (BA5) Section 39 and/or Section 40 Certificate
Footpath Activation Permit Occupancy Permit (BA9)
Deemed-to-Comply Check Notice of Completion (BA7)

Required lodgement information

Once received the City’s officers will check your application to confirm it is complete and ready for assessment.  If further information is required, the City will contact you to request this information.

The application will not be lodged until all required information including payment has been submitted and the application is capable of assessment by the City.

Once lodged, the City will endeavour to assess and determine your application in a timely and efficient manner.

Planning

Single houses and additions to single houses

Document type

Patio, outbuilding, fence, retaining walls

Carport and garage

Residential additions

Ancillary dwelling

Single dwelling

Development Application Form

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Site Plan

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Certificate of Title

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Strata plan for all developments with common property 1

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Floor Plan 2

No - normally combined in site plan

Required

Required

Required

Required

Elevations

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Clean Site Feature Survey (must be in AHD and endorsed by a licensed land surveyor)

No - for patios and outbuildings where levels are not changing but this must be indicated on the plans.

Yes - for patios and outbuildings on sloping sites and/or have alterations to levels proposed.

No - for front fencing, unless retaining is proposed.

Not required if levels are not changing, however FFL must be shown

– i.e. showing no change to existing levels. If sloping site or changing levels, site survey required.

 

Required

Overshadowing diagramNot requiredNot requiredOnly required if there is a southern adjoining residential property
Colours and materials scheduleOnly required if the property is in Heritage Protection Area OR if property on Heritage ListOnly required if the property is in Heritage Protection Area OR on Heritage List OR if required by Design Guidelines

Grouped and multiple dwellings

Document type

Grouped dwelling

Multiple dwellings

Development Application Form

Required

Required

Site Plan

Required

Required

Certificate of Title

Required

Required

Strata plan for all developments with common property 1

Required

Required

Floor Plan 2

Required

Required

Elevations

Required

Required

Clean Site Feature Survey (must be in AHD and endorsed by a licensed land surveyor)

Required

Required

Pre-Calc Plan

Required

Required

Overshadowing Diagram

Only required if there is a southern adjoining residential property

Colours and Materials Schedule

Only required if the property is in Heritage Protection Area OR if property on Heritage List

Commercial / Industrial / Change-of-use

Document type

Change of use

Commercial / Industrial

Development Application Form

Required

Required

Site Plan

Required

Required

Certificate of

Title

Required

Required

Strata plan for all developments with common property 1

Required

Required

Floor Plan 2

Required

Required

Elevations

Required

Required

Clean Site Feature Survey (must be in AHD and endorsed by a licensed land surveyor)

Not required if no works component

Yes, for new developments and additions

Overshadowing Diagram

Required

Only required if there is a southern adjoining residential lot OR if required in Structure Plan or Local Development Plan

Colours and Materials Schedule

Required

Required

Home businesses

Document typeIs it required?

Development Application Form

Required

Site Plan

Required

Certificate of Title

Required

Strata plan for all developments with common property 1

Required

Floor Plan 2

Required

Home Business application Form

Required

Signage

Document typeIs it required?

Development Application Form

Required

Site Plan

Required

Elevations

Required

Certificate of Title

Required

Strata plan for all developments with common property 1

Required

Colours and Materials Schedule

Yes - with graphics and images

Supplementary information including:

  • Dimensions of each sign (width, height, and depth)
  • Type of structure on which advertisement is to be erected
  • Height above ground level to top and underside of sign
  • Information about any sign illumination including any specifications and luminance
  • Period of time for which advertisement is required
  • Details of signs (if any) to be removed if this application is approved.

Required

Subdivision clearances

Document typeIs it required?

Subdivision Clearance Application Form including completed checklist

Required

Two (2) copies of a Deposited Plan / Survey Strata Plan

Required

Any supporting information as may be required by the City to enable it to be determined how each local government (LG) condition has been met (refer "Subdivision Clearances Information Sheet")

Required

Payment of the relevant clearance fee

Required

Where applicable evidence that completed instruments imposed on behalf of the City have been  registered with Landgate (for example noise notifications under section 70A or a restrictive  covenant under section 129BA of the Transfer of Land Act 1893 as amended)

Required

JDAP Application

Please refer to the City’s Development Assessment Panel (DAP) - Application Lodgement document.

Submit a DAP Application, either:

  • In-person - at the City’s Administration Centre (25 Cedric Street, Stirling) with payment made at the time of submission and a copy of the hard and electronic copy of the entire submission
  • Via post - with payment, hard and electronic copy of the entire submission included in the postal package with fees either via Credit Card Authorisation Form* or cheque.

Please note that DAP applications CANNOT be lodged electronically via the City’s online lodgement system.

Certified Building Permit (BA1)

Document type

Classes 1 and 10

Classes 2 and 9

Completed BA1 application for building permit certified

Required

Required

Completed BA1 application for building permit certified form signed by all  owners of the land/property or

A copy of an offer and acceptance form signed by all vendors and  purchasers of the land/company

Required

Required

Building Commission owner-builder approval letter where applicable. A Registered Builder is required for most building works with a value above $20,000. Please refer to the Fees, Charges and Payments information sheet.

Required

Required

For building work with a value over $20,000, home indemnity insurance certificate from an approved insurer where applicable ( Note: Not required for owner builder)

Required

Required

BA3 - certificate of design compliance (signed by private building surveying contractor)

Required

Required

BA20 - Notice and request for consent to encroach or adversely affected (where applicable) or Consent or court order for work encroaching on other land or adversely affecting other land (where applicable)

Required

Required

Clean Site Feature Survey (must be in AHD and endorsed by a licensed land surveyor)

Required

Required

Completed construction training fund levy form where applicable

Required

Required

Payment of the required building permit application fee

Required

Required

One set of plans, details, specifications and documents as specified in the

certificate of design compliance

  • Plans and details must be legible
  • This set of details is to include a copy of each technical certificate that have been signed by a specialist (e.g. structural engineers or other professional consultant) which is part of the certificate  design compliance.

Required

Required

All prescribed authorities have been obtained where applicable :

  • Approved development application (where required under the Planning and Development Act ). Please note that the building permit plans must match the development approval plans
  • Heritage notification to Heritage Council
  • Water Corporation approval where necessary e.g. if work is near/over a sewer or water main.

Required

Required

Details of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Commissioner’s advice where applicable

Required

Required

Details showing stormwater collection and containment of water on site

Required

Required

Copy of alternative design solutions where applicable

Required

Required

Uncertified Building Permit (BA2)

Document typeIs it required?

Completed BA2 application for building permit uncertified

Required

Completed BA2 application for building permit uncertified form signed by all  owners of the land/property or

A copy of an offer and acceptance form signed by all vendors and  purchasers of the land/company

Required

Building Commission owner-builder approval letter where applicable. A Registered Builder is required for most building works with a value above $20,000. Please refer to the Fees, Charges and Payments information sheet.

Required

For building work with a value over $20,000, home indemnity insurance certificate from an approved insurer where applicable ( Note: Not required for owner builder)

Required

BA3 - certificate of design compliance (signed by private building surveying contractor)

Required

BA20 – Notice and request for consent to encroach or adversely affected (where applicable) or Consent or court order for work encroaching on other land or adversely affecting other land (where applicable)

Required

Clean Site Feature Survey (must be in AHD and endorsed by a licensed land surveyor)

Required

Completed construction training fund levy form where applicable

Required

Payment of the required building permit application fee

Required

One set of plans, details, specifications and documents as specified in the

certificate of design compliance

  • Plans and details must be legible
  • This set of details is to include a copy of each technical certificate that have been signed by a specialist (e.g. structural engineers or other professional consultant) which is part of the certificate  design compliance.

Required

All prescribed authorities have been obtained where applicable :

  • Approved development application (where required under the Planning and Development Act ). Please note that the building permit plans must match the development approval plans.
  • Heritage notification to Heritage Council
  • Water Corporation approval where necessary e.g. if work is near/over a sewer or water main.

Required

Site plan (minimum scale 1:200) showing:

Clearly indicate all property boundaries, boundary dimensions and existing buildings

  • A permanent datum point, contour, spot levels and feature survey of the property (may be required to be carried out by a Licensed Land Surveyor
  • Position of effluent disposal system (unsewered areas only)
  • Clearly indicate the distance from the property boundaries to the proposed building
  • Show the proposed finished floor level to the residence
  • Height and extent of proposed earthworks
  • Existing sewer and stormwater drains and/or easements
  • Locations and heights of stabilised embankments e.g. retaining wall(s)
  • North point
  • Show verge and road features including traffic islands crossover, trees stormwater grates & services
  • Indicate all structures and/or buildings on adjoining lots within 3m of the lot boundary
  • Stormwater disposal details.

Required

Floor plan (minimum scale 1:100) showing:

  • Detailed plan view of every storey of the proposed design
  • All dimensions of the proposed building(s)
  • Room names
  • Location of windows and doors showing their sizes
  • Smoke detector location(s)
  • Ridge, valley, eaves line and downpipe locations.

Required

Elevations (minimum scale 1:100) showing:

  • Existing ground and proposed finished floor and ground levels
  • Location and dimensions of doors and windows (including direction of opening) e.g. fixed, sliding, awning
  • Height of ceiling
  • Types of materials used.

Required

Details (minimum scale 1:50, 1:20 and larger where appropriate)

Provide details, where applicable for:

  • Footings to walls, piers, posts and columns
  • Stump details to sub floor
  • Connection details of structural members
  • Bulkheads
  • Waterproofing details
  • Connection of new work to existing structure
  • Method of maintaining a waterproof connection between new and existing work
  • Any other details as maybe required to clearly indicate the proposed works.

Please note, that in some instances, these details will need to be certified by

a Professional Structural Engineer.

Required

Energy efficiency

  • Building Code of Australia energy and water efficiency  verification
  • Building Code of Australia glazing calculator

Required

Specifications

  • Two (2) complete specifications must be submitted with your application
  • All other information not shown on the drawings, which is necessary to show that the building will, if constructed in accordance with the specifications, comply with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia

Required

Termite management to include details of :

  • Name of chemical or physical barrier
  • The extent of the barrier
  • Details of the barrier at change of level/s and or at the points of attachment of new work to the existing.

Required

Two complete and separate sets of scaled structural engineers documents (signed as certified by a professional structural engineer)

Site report

  • Site classification as per the Building Code of Australia
  • Details for earthworks, foundations and drainage.

Footing, floor, suspended floor and slab detail

  • Concrete specifications
  • Footing dimensions
  • Reinforcement size and waterproof membrane and location
  • Slab thickness.

Structural beams, columns, piers, lintels, framed construction, roof construction etc Retaining wall

  • Drawing and specification of materials to be used.

Two storey construction

  •  All structural elements.

Required

Water Corporation approval where required, i.e. consent letter or stamped approved plans from the Water Corporation of Western Australia authorities if work is near/over a sewer or water main.

Required

Demolition Permit (BA5)

Document typeIs it required?

Completed BA5 application for demolition permit

Required

Completed BA5 application for demolition permit signed by all  owners of the land/property or

A copy of an offer and acceptance form signed by all vendors and  purchasers of the land/company

Required

Building Commission owner-builder approval letter where applicable. A Registered Builder is required for most building works with a value above $20,000. Please refer to the Fees, Charges and Payments information sheet.

Required

For building work with a value over $20,000, home indemnity insurance certificate from an approved insurer where applicable ( Note: Not required for owner builder).

Required

BA3 - certificate of design compliance (signed by private building surveying contractor).

Required

BA20 - Notice and request for consent to encroach or adversely affected (where applicable) or Consent or court order for work encroaching on other land or adversely affecting other land (where applicable).

Required

Clean Site Feature Survey (must be in AHD and endorsed by a licensed land surveyor)

Required

Completed construction training fund levy form where applicable

Required

Completed asbestos assessment form

Required

Payment of the required building permit application fee

Required

One set of plans, details, specifications and documents as specified in the certificate of design compliance

  • Plans and details must be legible
  • This set of details is to include a copy of each technical certificate that have been signed by a specialist (e.g. structural engineers or other professional consultant) which is part of the certificate  design compliance.

Required

All prescribed authorities have been obtained where applicable:

  • Approved development application for demolition works where required under the Planning and Development Act or
    • Where entered on the Heritage List contained within the City’s Local Planning Scheme No: 3
    • Where within a Heritage Protection Area
    • Where entered on the State Register of Heritage Places
    • Where subject to an order under Part 6 of the Heritage Act WA 1990.
  • Heritage notification to Heritage Council of Western Australia where applicable
  • Water Corporation approval where necessary e.g. if work is near/over a sewer or water main.

Required

Notifications letter to gas, water services, electricity and telephone services for disconnection. Note: The water supply will be required to remain connected until the demolition work is complete as it will be required to dampen down excessive dust.

Required

Plumber notification/confirmation of drainage cut and seal or septic tank removal

Required

Rat baiting confirmation letter from a licensed pest control company

Required

Building permit for demolition work where necessary e.g. demolition and/or remedial works proposed to party walls or similar

Required

In the case of strata developments only, a letter of approval for demolition may be required from other property owners or the strata manager

Required

Occupancy Permit (BA9)

Document typeIs it required?

A Certificate of Construction Compliance (form BA17) signed by a registered private building surveyor

Required

Evidence of approval from relevant authorities, dependant on the building or structure

Required

A completed Notice and Request for Consent to Encroach or Adversely Affect form (BA20) and an unauthorised works form is applicable

Required

Payment of any fees as detailed in the Building Permit Fees and Charges.

Required

Notice of Completion (BA7)

Document typeIs it required?

Completed BA7 form

Required

Section 39 / 40 Certificate

Document type

Section 39

Section 40

A written request for a section 39 and/or section 40 certificate, including the name and address of the premises and the name and contact details of the applicant

Required

Required

Section 39 certificate of local government (form LLD14)

Required

Not required

Section 40 certificate of local planning authority (form LLD15).

Not required

Required

A plan detailing the extent of the licensed area

Required

Required

The $100.00 application fee.

Required

Required

Online lodgement

Step 1 - Which type of user are you?

  • New users - click on the new customers lodgement button below

  • Existing customers - click on the existing customers log in button below.

Step 2 - Complete your application

Fill out the relevant information and attach the required supporting documents. 

Step 3 - Lodge the application

Lodge the application and pay the fee. Payment of applications can also be made via invoice and paid at a later date if desired.

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For assistance with lodgement, please review the eLodgement Guide.

Offline lodgement

If you wish to lodge an application in hard copy you can do so at the City’s Administration Centre or via mail at 25 Cedric Street, Stirling, WA 6021

Email lodgement

Please email directly to development@stirling.wa.gov.au, quoting any applicable reference numbers.

Please note: Building Permits, Development Applications, BAC Certificates and JDAP applications cannot be lodged via email.

Fees and charges

For applications lodged online, the applicable fee will be calculated upfront as part of the lodgement process, with the option to pay online. A schedule of all relevant fees and charges can be found below.