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Once your application has been reviewed by the Building Services, applicants can track their application progress online using their application details and assigned building reference number.
NOTE: For the "Type friendly version (WORD)" format of the "BA" type forms please download from the Department of Commerce website. The links
below are all in "Print Friendly Version (PDF)" format.
BA01 - Certified Application for Building Permit orBA02 - Uncertified Application for Building PermitA building permit is required prior to the construction of all residential and commercial buildings and any extension or alteration to an existing building, and the commencement
of any structural works or laying out of a site.
BA05 - Application for a Demolition Permit orBA22 - Application to extend a building or demolition permitRequired for anyone wishing to demolish any structure on a property prior to the construction of a new residential or commercial dwelling. The BA22 form is to extend the time period allowed for a building and/or demolition Permit to be exercised.Download Demolition Permit Checklist
BA07 - Notice of CompletionThe responsible person in relation to a permit must, within 7 days of completion of the work, or the stage of the work, for which the permit was granted, give notice of completion to a relevant permit authority. A permit ceases to have effect on the day on which a notice of completion in relation to the permit is received by the permit authority under Section 33 of the Building Act 2011.
BA08 - Notice of CessationThe responsible person in relation to a permit must, before completion of the work, or the stage of the work, for which the permit was granted, give notice of cessation to act as the responsible person to a relevant permit authority. This can also be used where a builder becomes insolvent, dies or for any other reason cannot finish the works covered by a building permit.
BA09 - Application for an Occupancy PermitAn Occupancy Permit must be issued (and displayed) prior to the occupancy of
any building excluding Class 1 buildings (residences), Class 10 buildings (sheds patios etc.) and incidental structures. An occupancy Permit can be applied for as a temporary occupancy permit in the case of an unfinished building or a temporary additional
use for a period no longer than a year. A permanent change of a buildings use or classification also triggers an application for an occupancy certificate.
BA13 - Application for a Building Approval CertificateThis certificate is required to start the approval process to legitimise
a structure that is found to be unauthorised or unlicensed.
BA19 – Request to amend building permit or builder's detailsThis notifies and amends a building permit to substitute a replacement builder
where the nominated builder is unable to continue the building work, generally due to insolvency,
death or disappearance. see guidance notes via https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/building-act-guidance-note-amending-building-permit-or-builders-details
BA20 - Notice and Request for Consent to Encroach or Adversely Affect BA20A – Notice and request for Consent (Response notice):
Protection Structures, Party Walls, Removal of Fences, Access to LandNew laws introduced in Western Australia under Part 6 of the Building Act 2011 require those proposing to do building work that may affect adjoining land to obtain consent
or a court order.
The BA20A is necessary where a neighbour must give permission to allow a fence to be removed, to allow access to their land during construction, to erect a party wall, or to erect protection structures on adjoining land.
For more information please view the document on the Building Commission website: A Guide: Work affecting other land
Sign Licence Application FormIf you wish to display
a sign on the verge or any other City property then use this form. If you wish to put a sign on private property (on a building or standalone) then you will need to lodge an Application for Development Approval Form with Planning Services.
Battery Powered Smoke Alarm Approval Application FormRequired for anyone who is unable to install mains connected, hardwired smoke alarms.Smoke Alarm Laws.
Application for a Compliance CertificateRequest
for Compliance i) Certificate of Design Compliance (BA3 Form) ii) Certificate of Construction Compliance (BA17 Form) iii) Certificate of Building Compliance (BA18 Form) iv) Pool Barrier inspection certificate
Bond Refund Request for Building & Development ActivitiesNote: All works must be completed before applying for the refund of your Asset Protection bond.
Bank Guarantee Release Form for Building & DevelopmentNote: All works must be completed before applying for the release of a bank guarantee.
Form 82 - Building Service Levy - Request for RefundThis form
is not used for refunds where the application was refused or where the local government still holds the levy payment.
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.