Online building permit applications
Do you want to apply for a building permit online?
You can use our online portal, Rock Port, to lodge your application. First time users will need to create a new account for the online lodgement of a building application. Existing users can log in with their existing Rock Port account. You will need to have your completed Application for Building Permit Form ready, available from the Building Commission website.
Submit a building application
Town Planning consent
Development of commercial and industrial lots, or for three or more grouped dwellings, requires assessment and approval of a development application by us prior to applying for a building permit. A change of use of a commercial tenancy may also be required; please check with our Planning Services.
Town Planning consent is also required for any development on all Special Residential and Special Rural zoned land, including where a building envelope variation is sought.
If you are unsure if Town Planning consent is required for your application, please contact us on 9528 0333.
Copies of building plans
We will, where possible, provide copies of approved building plans on request to building owners.
Our building records are generally complete back to the 1980s however prior to that time not all records are held.
Unfortunately the quality of some of the older property's plans are poor.
With more recent records we are able to provide copies of the following information:
- site plan
- floor plan
- elevations plan
- footing details
- housing indemnity insurance
- levels of ground prior to works commencing.
Copies of house plans should be passed to your real estate agent when selling your property so that prospective purchasers can see that all structures on the property have been approved by us.
Who can request copies of building plans?
Only the owner or mortgagee is generally entitled to view or request copies of our building records.
The owner includes:
- the person shown in the City of Rockingham's records as being the owner
- a person who is authorised in writing by the owner.
We will require proof of identity upon collection of the plans.
How long does it take to obtain a copy of plans?
Copies of plans will be ready for collection after 11am, 48 hours after the initial request.
How much does it cost?
A non-refundable application fee for a full set of plans is payable. You can pay in person, by credit card over the phone, or send in a cheque or money order. The standard fee for a full set of plans is $60, however, for properties that have an extensive number of plans to be copied (greater than A3 size), additional fees will be charged. These fees include GST and are subject to change.
General building enquiries
For general building enquiries please call us on 9528 0333.
Your application may also require some of these forms, although we will let you know if you need to complete one, once you have contacted us.