Building Services Introduction
Building Services Introduction
Frankston City Council Building Services is responsible for the built environment of the municipality through the administering and enforcing of the Building Act 1993 and the Building Interim Regulations 2017.
Please note: Council Building Services does not provide technical information unless the Council Building Service is appointed as the Building Surveyor for your construction project.
Technical information can be sourced from the Victorian Building Authority http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/
Key functions of the Building Services Team:
- Issue building permits within the municipality
- Assessment of dangerous buildings and structures
- Issue Place of Public Events Permits (POPES)
- Assessment of siting applications, hoarding applications & projections over the street
- Audits of swimming pools, boarding houses, commercial and industrial building in regards to Essential Safety Measures
- Administer the Building Act 1993
- Provide property information
To comply with the Building Act 1993 and the Building Interim Regulations 2017 always check if a permit is required prior to commencing your construction project
Building Certificates and Property Information Forms
Property Information Types
The Property Information Application Form provides the choice of following information and/or certificate(s):
Regulation 51(1) - Building Permit Particulars
This certificate provides information relating to Building Permits issued in the previous ten (10) years and any outstanding Notices and/or Orders.
Regulation 51(2) - Property Information Certificate
This certificate gives information relating to designated Termite, Bush Fire and Flood Prone Areas.
Regulation 51(1) and (2) - Building Permit Particulars and Property Information Certificate
Building Permit Particulars Form for Taxation Purposes
This certificate provides building permit particulars for the dwelling, required for taxation purposes.
Urgent Property Information Requests
The following requests can be processed within 24 hours:
Regulation 51(1) and (2)
Request Property Information Online
All this information is available via Council's E-Pathway website. You will need to register online or have your password available to access E-Pathway.
Request Ownership Details
A request for property ownership details, for the purposes of issuing a Protection Works Notice or an Application for Report and Consent (Dispensation), which relate to a proposed Building Permit, can be made by completing the Request for Property Ownership Details and lodging with the Building Services.
Note: This service is provided free of charge. Lead times vary dependent upon workloads.
To obtain adjoining property ownership details for the purpose of common fencing, a request can be made in writing, by the owner of the property, with Frankston City Council's Rates and Valuations Department.
For all other property ownership requests, a written application through "Freedom of Information" is required.
Request Building Plans and Documents
Copies of Building Plans and/or documentation are available, in most cases (see Forms and Documents page for application), from approximately the late 1970s for properties within the suburbs of Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Karingal and Seaford, and from approximately 1990 for properties within the suburbs of Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Skye and Carrum Downs (which used to be under the Shire of Cranbourne).
Copies of plans/documentation can only be provided to the current owner of a property. If you are not the current owner written authorisation from the owner is required.
View building plans and documents related to an adjoining property or a property that I do not own
The Building Regulations 2018 stipulate that plans and documents relating to a Building Permit can not be viewed by anyone other than the property owner.
It should however be noted that where consent is given in writing from the owners of the property, plans and documents can be viewed, subject to availability.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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