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Updated 1 March, 2023

One of the most commonly asked questions is “How long does it take to get a building approval?”.

The answer to this question depends on several factors, such as the complexity of your project and whether all your paperwork is in order. If your plans are correct and all paperwork is in order, building approval can be approved virtually on the spot. However, in most cases, there will be some sort of constraint on your property that can lengthen the process.

For example, if a siting dispensation is required, it can add up to 10 working days to the approval process. Similarly, if a code assessment is required for planning purposes, it can take up to seven weeks. Most straightforward approvals typically take around three to five days.

It is important to note that obtaining building approval is an essential part of the building process, and failure to obtain the necessary approvals can result in significant fines and legal issues. It is also important to ensure that your building project meets all necessary safety standards and building codes, to ensure the safety of those who will use the building in the future.

If you’re planning to undertake building work, it is essential to consult with a qualified building inspector to ensure that your project meets all necessary standards and that the required approvals are obtained. At our office, we can help you navigate the process and ensure that your building project is safe, structurally sound, and up to code.

Video transcript:

People often ask us, “How long does it take to get a building approval through?” Well, if all your paperwork is in order and your plans are correct, we can approve it for you virtually there and then. Most cases though there’s some sort of constraint on your property and it will take longer, for example, a siting dispensation can add up to 10 working days. Then if there’s a code assessment required for planning purposes, it can take up to seven weeks. Most approvals if they are straight forward, take about three to five days.

Call our office at any time to discuss your building project that needs approval.

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