If work is already completed
We can't issue a permit once the owner builder work is done, but we can send you a letter to give to your private certifier or local council to allow you to apply for development approval.
The letter also informs the council's development assessment manager that no insurance premium is payable for the work (usually a certifier or assessment manager needs to sight a certificate of home warranty insurance to approve the development).
How to apply
You must attach:
- a current Title Search from Titles Queensland (no older than 30 days)
- a Company Historical Extract or Company Current Extract issued by the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC), if you are applying as a company (no older than 30 days)
- a certified copy of your proof of identity — a copy certified by a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner of Declarations or a lawyer, of either your current:
- driver's licence
- proof of age card
- birth certificate.
Each person listed on the property title must complete and sign the form.
If accepted, the QBCC must place a notification on your title that owner building work has been completed without a permit. This notification remains on your title for at least 6 years and may have implications if you sell your property.
You can lodge your application:
What happens next?
Please allow 20 working days for us to process your request.
Once processed we will send you the letter by email or post. Please make sure you check your email for updates.
Fines may apply
Depending on circumstances you will have to pay a fine — by submitting the work already completed application you are declaring that you have unlawfully performed building work.