Apply for an asset protection permit
What is it?
An asset protection permit protects:
- nature strips
- vehicle crossings
and other Council infrastructure from any damage that might happen during building works.
Please note that you can only apply for an asset protection permit when the title for the property has been released and a Council property number has been assigned to the property.
We cannot process your application or issue a permit unless you have a Council property number.
Do I need a permit?
You need to have an asset protection permit if you are going to start any building works or demolition works on your property, or have construction materials or equipment delivered to your property. The permit is required in accordance with Local Law 17 (section 67).
You are legally required to have the permit before works start.
You may need to pay a penalty of up to $2000 if building starts on your property without an asset protection permit. If building starts without the permit, we will assume the assets were in good condition before works started.
Application fee and security bond
The asset protection permit application fee and bond must both be paid and your permit issued before works start. If damage costs are more than the bond, we will invoice you for the additional costs.
Application fee: $254.40 (non-refundable). This fee covers administration and site inspection costs.
Security bond: $1100 (for both residential and industrial)
The bond is returned once we inspect the site and are satisfied that assets have not been damaged during works.
Find your Council property number to apply
To apply for an asset protection permit, the property needs to have a Council property number. We cannot process your application without this number.
For instructions on how to find out if your property has a property number go to the How to find your Council property number web page.
How to pay
Applying and paying for your permit application online is the quickest and easiest way.
Online: Complete the online form and pay at the same time.
By phone: (If you submit a printed form by post or email). Call our Customer Service team on 1300 787 624 to pay over the phone by credit card.
In person: (If you submit a printed form by post or email). At our Customer Service Centre, 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.
Applying online for your asset protection permit is the best way. This is because you are required to supply photos of the drain, nature strip, kerb, channel, footpath and vehicle crossing (driveway entrance) outside your property with your application so we can see what condition they are in before works start. By applying online, you can simply attach digital photos to the online form.
Estimated application process times
Online applications: 7 business days
Printed application forms: Up to 4 weeks
Once you receive the permit, read it carefully as you will need to comply with any permit conditions.
Random site inspections
We may inspect your building site at any time during works.
Request refund of bond
Once works are finished, apply online for your security bond refund. We will inspect the assets and if no damage has occurred, we will give you your bond back.
Ask to extend your permit
An asset protection permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. To ask to extend it, email us at email@example.com