Lapsing Building Approvals
Has your building permit lapsed?
What is a lapsed building permit?
A building permit can be formally ‘Lapsed’ when:
- The building work did not substantially start within the currency period nominated within the building permit or;
- The building permit was issued by a private building certifier after 1 September 2006; and a currency period was nominated within the approval; and the work was not completed within the currency period; and the certifier lapsed the approval in accordance with the formal process prescribed in legislation, which is as follows:
- A reminder notice is to be issued by the private building certifier no more than 6 months, but at least 3 months before the lapsing time; and
- The notice must state the applicable approval condition; and the lapsing time; and that the approval will lapse unless completed by the lapsing time.
If the process as mentioned above is enacted, the approval will lapse when the lapsing time chosen by the private building certifier and stated in the reminder notice has passed, and the building work being the subject of the permit was not completed before the lapsing time.
Where the building permit has lapsed and cannot be finalised, you will need to contact us to arrange a new permit.