The Shire has aligned all procedures and fees in regards to building approvals with the current Building Act 2011.

Under the legislation the majority of structures require a building permit from the Shire of Jerramungup before any building works can begin.

Some of the developments that require a building permit include but are not limited to:

  • houses / dwellings
  • sheds
  • verandahs / patios
  • retaining walls
  • carport / garages
  • extensions / additions to existing structures

However, there are a few minor structures that are exempt from requiring a building permit including:

  • Free standing sheds under 10m2 and a height of less than 2.4m from the ground level;
  • Free standing  pergolas (not covered by a roof) under 20m2; and
  • Internal renovations.

If you are unsure if your proposed development requires a building permit, please do not hesitate to contact the Shire’s Development Team so they can help you through the correct process.

This item was last updated on 31 March 2016

For more information contact:

Janna Kleszewski, Building Surveyor / EHO Administration Officer
Monday - Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
08 9837 4070
08 9837 4272

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