Apply for a building permit

Most building work in Victoria requires a building permit. This may include:

  • the construction of a new building including sheds and garages
  • alterations or additions to an existing building
  • demolition of an existing building
  • changes of use to a building
  • other works including decks, balconies, verandahs, pergolas, fences and swimming pools.

If you are still unsure, visit our Do I need a building permit? page. 

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Step 1.Prepare your application

Before applying, visit our building permit process page to make sure your application is well-prepared.

Your application must include:

  • A recent copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision, including any restrictions such as a Section 173 Agreement. You can obtain a Certificate of Title from the Landata website.
  • Copies of architectural drawings, specifications and plans.

Step 2.Read the checklist

Read the building checklists to make sure you have included any additional information required for your specific permit type.

Step 3.Download the application form

Download and complete the Application for Building Permit(PDF, 854KB)  form.

Step 4.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

info@frankston.vic.gov.au

Step 5.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the relevant fee.

Visit our building permit process page to find out how we will assess your application.

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Step 1.Prepare your application

Before applying, visit our building permit process page to make sure your application is well-prepared.

Your application must include:

  • A recent copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision, including any restrictions such as a Section 173 Agreement. You can obtain a Certificate of Title from the Landata website.
  • Copies of architectural drawings, specifications and plans.

Step 2.Read the checklist

Read the building checklists to make sure you have included any additional information required for your specific permit type.

Step 3.Download the application form

Download and complete the Application for Building Permit(PDF, 854KB)  form.

Step 4.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199

Step 5.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the relevant fee.

Visit our building permit process page to find out how we will assess your application.

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Step 1.Prepare your application

Before applying, visit our building permit process page to make sure your application is well-prepared.

Your application must include:

  • A recent copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision, including any restrictions such as a Section 173 Agreement. You can obtain a Certificate of Title from the Landata website.
  • Copies of architectural drawings, specifications and plans.

Step 2.Read the checklist

Read the building checklists to make sure you have included any additional information required for your specific permit type.

Step 3.Download the application form

Download and complete the Application for Building Permit(PDF, 854KB)  form.

Step 4.Submit your application

Lodge your application at one of our Customer Service Centres.

Frankston Civic Centre
30 Davey Street
Frankston

Seaford Community Centre
1/6 Broughton Street
Seaford

Langwarrin Customer Service Centre
Shop 6, Gateway Shopping Centre
230 Cranbourne-Frankston Road
Langwarrin

Step 5.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the relevant fee.

Visit our building permit process page to find out how we will assess your application.