Building services fees and charges

Effective from Monday 4 July 2022. 

Building Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF) and Building Service Levy are State Government Levies, all fees must be paid before the building permit can be issued.

* Disclaimer: All Building Services Levy Fees increase as at 1 July 2016.

Building Permits

Building Permit Uncertified (BA2) (Residential Developments) 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.32%Minimum Fee $110.00
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Building Permit Certified (BA1) (Residential Developments) 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.19%Minimum Fee $110.00
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Building Permit Certified (BA1) (Commercial Developments) 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.09% Minimum Fee $110.00
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%

Building Approval Certificates

Building Approval Certificate Certified (BA13) (Class 1 and 10) (Residential Developments)
(For unauthorised building work under s.51 of the Building Act)
 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.38%Minimum Fee $110.00
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.274%
Minimum Fee $123.30
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Building Approval Certificate - Strata Certified (BA13) (Class 1 and 10) (Residential Developments) 
Building Approval Certificate - Strata
A building with existing authorisation (s52 of the Building Act)
$110.00
Building Services Levy$61.65

Copies of Building Plans

Type of PlanFee
Residential full set (A set of plans =  site plan, floor plan & elevations)$64.90 full set
Partial residential set (either site plan or floor plan)$29.70
Commercial (A set of plans = site plan, floor plan & elevations)$91.60 full set
Commercial additional copy/page $46.70
Viewing fee (building plans)$18.70

Demolition Permits

Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 1 and 10 (Residential) 
Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 1 and 10 (Residential)Minimum Fee $110.00
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 2 - 9 (Commercial) 
Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 2 - 9 (Commercial)Minimum Fee $110.00 per storey
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%

Extending Time on a Building or Demolition Permit

Application to extend the time during which a building or demolition permit has effect (s. 32(3)(f)) $110.00

Amending Building Permit or Builder’s Details

Request to amend building permit or builder's details $110.00

Building Verge Permits

Building verge permit fees$1.00 per square metre/month

Footpath Deposit Minimum
Fee $300.00 (where applicable)

Land Purchase Inquiry

Land purchase inquiry fee$68.10 per application plus
$34.00 rates component = $102.10

Occupancy Permits

Occupancy Permits 
Completed New Building (Class 2-9 Buildings new complete – s.46)

Building Service Levy
$110.00 per application

Not applicable
Temporary Occupation Permit (incomplete building s.47)

Building Service Levy
$110.00 per application

$61.65
Modification of Occupation Permit (additional use of building on temporary basis s.48)

Building Service Levy
$110.00 per application

Not applicable
Replacement Occupancy Permit for Permanent Change of Building use classification (s.49)

Building Service Levy
$110.00 per application


$61.65
Application to replace an occupancy permit for an existing building (s.52(1))

Building Service Levy
$110.00 per application

$61.65
Occupancy permit for unauthorised building work under s.51 of the Building Act
Estimated value of the unauthorised work (G.S.T. include.) $_____x0.18%

Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.274%

BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Minimum Fee $110.00

Minimum Fee $123.30
Application to extend the time during which an occupancy permit or building approval certificate has effect (s. 65(3)(a))

Building Service Levy
$110.00 per application


Not Applicable

Pool Inspections

Swimming pool inspection fee and written report (per pool) – non statutory$204.00

Copies of house or building plans

Most of the City’s building plans are held in micro-fiche format. Where available, the City can provide land owners with copies of site plan, floor plan and elevations.

Requesting a copy of plans

The City will accept requests from:

  • The person shown on the City’s records as being the owner
  • A person who is authorised in writing by the owner.

For security reasons the City may require proof of identity. Please download and complete the application at the bottom of this page.

A request may be submitted:

In person

Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.

By email

Email completed application form.

By post

Post the application to the City at PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

The request will be processed and posted or emailed back.

Please note all requests can take up to 10 working days to process.

Conditions when requesting copies of building plans

  • If you are not the owner of the above mentioned property, please be advised that the owners’ authorisation (signature) is required for the release of the plans
  • Plans prior to 1970 may not be available
  • Every effort will be made to obtain and print copies of plans, however if the plans are not available or the copies are not clear, the cost of the request for copies of building plans will not be refunded
  • If the building forms a part of a strata, duplex or any non-green title lot etc, consent from the strata corporate body or individual owners is required
  • This process can take up to 10 working days
  • The City will provide the plans to the best of its ability, however it cannot guarantee the quality of the print as the original plans may be subject to fair wear and tear, blurred print etc
  • Incomplete application forms will be returned
  • Full payment is required upon request for copies of building plans. Fees are in accordance with the Building Services: Fees and Charge.

Planning Services fees and charges

Item Service Maximum Fee
1 Determination of development application (other than for an extractive industry) where the estimated cost of the development is:
(a) not more than $50,000 $147.00
(b) more than $50,000 but not more than $500,000 0.32% of the estimated cost of development
(c) more than $500,000 not not more than $2.5 million $1,700 + 0.257% for every $1 in excess of $500,000
(d) more than $2.5 million but not more than $5 million $7,161 + 0.206% for every $1 in excess of $2.5 million
(e) more than $5 million but not more than $21.5 million $12,633 + 0.123% for every $1 in excess of $5 million
(f) more than $21.5 million $34,196
(g) retrospective approval If the development has been commenced or been carried out, an additional amount, by way of penalty, that is twice the amount payable for determination of the application under paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f)
2 Application for Home Business:
(a) initial fee $222.00 and, if the Home Business has commenced, an additional amount of twice that fee by way of penalty
(b) renewal fee $73.00 and, if the Home Business has expired, an additional amount of twice that fee by way of penalty
3 Application for Bed and Breakfast (including renewal) Refer to fees for Item 1(a) above
4 Application for Change of Use or for Change of Continuation of a Non-Conforming Use where item 1 does not apply $295.00 and, if the change of use or the alteration or extension or change of the non-conforming use has commenced, an additional amount of twice this fee by way of penalty
5 Application for signage $147.00 for Development Application (if less than $50,000)
6 Application to amend or cancel a development application $295.00
7 Provision of subdivision clearance:
(a) not more than 5 lots $73.00 per lot
(b) more than 5 lots but not more than 195 lots $73.00 per lot for the first 5 lots and then $35.00 per lot
(c) more than 195 lots $7,393
8 Application for Certificate of Approval for strata plan of re-subdivision or consolidation (Form 24):
Number of allotments between 1 – 5 lots $656.00 plus $65 per lot
Number of allotments between 6 – 100 lots $981.00 plus $43.50 per lot in excess of 5 lots
Number of allotments in excess of 100 lots The application fee is capped at 100 lots. The maximum fee payable is $5,113
9 Licences – Liquor Licence:
Section 40 Town Planning Certificate $147.00
10 Issue of written planning advice $73.00
11 Applications to close Pedestrian Access Way Closures $1,969.00 (GST inclusive)
12 Deemed-to-Comply Check application $295.00