Role of Municipal Building Surveyor

The Municipal Building Surveyor issues Building Permits and administers the Building Regulations under the Building Act. A Building Surveyor can be a privately registered person who is not otherwise employed by Council.

The Building Surveyor’s role is to:

  • check documentation for compliance with the Building Act, Building Regulations 2006, and other Codes and Standards
  • issue the Building Permit
  • inspect the building works at appropriate milestones
  • issue an Occupancy Permit/Certificate of Final Inspection
  • provide information about previous building works at your property
  • advise property owners about community safety issues, such as swimming pools and smoke detectors
  • respond to community complaints about building projects and illegal and dangerous building structures