Asset Protection Permit

You will need an Asset Protection Permit if you are undertaking works for, or in connection with, any of the following:

  • Veranda, Pergola, Decking works only – over $30,000
  • Demolition, Construction
  • Renovation, Alteration, Cladding
  • Relocation or Removal, Restumping
  • Excavation, Landscaping, Concreting
  • Subdivision Road Construction

This list is not a complete list of all activities that may require an Asset Protection Permit.

It is the property owner’s responsibility to obtain the Asset Protection permit.

Where works involve demolition and construction of a dwelling, you may take out the permit for both activities, however in some instances depending on your contract, the builder may take out their own permit for construction.

Therefore, you would only need a permit to cover demolition and landscaping. It’s best to find this out from the beginning to avoid any unnecessary fees.

Asset Protection fees: Asset Protection Permit Fees(PDF, 140KB)

Apply for Asset Protection Permit

Step 1.Apply online

Asset Protection Permit Application

An application fee is required to be paid at the time of applying.

Step 2.Assessment

This will prompt an initial inspection, but Council recommends you also obtain your own photographic evidence of assets for reference.

If the application is successful, a tax invoice will be emailed for payment of the relevant permit fees and a refundable security deposit.

The tax invoice will provide advice on how to pay for the refundable security deposit.  

Step 3.Pay fees

If the application is successful, a tax invoice will be issued for payment via email.

The tax invoice will provide advice on how to pay for the permit.

Step 4.Receive the Permit

Once the invoice has been paid, the permit will be issued via email. 

The Asset Protection Permit will contain conditions that must be read and followed carefully. Non-compliance may result in an infringement being issued.


Asset Protection Permit expiry

An Asset Protection Permit is valid for 2 years from the date of issue. You can extend your permit in 1-year increments at the cost of $160.40 a year.

Security deposit refund (final inspection)

Once works have been completed, it is the permit-holder’s responsibility to notify Council within 28 days as per the Asset Protection Permit conditions. This will prompt Council to undertake the final inspection to determine if any reinstatement works are required prior to releasing the refundable security deposit.

If you just poured concrete for a vehicle crossing, please notify Council as your final inspection for Asset Protection cannot take place until 1 month after the pour. The inspection is done at this time because it takes 1 month for the concrete to have reached almost 100% of its full strength and to allow time for any defects to be shown.

Please Refer to the Asset Protection Final Inspection Checklist before booking your final inspection: Asset Protection Final Inspection Checklist(DOCX, 43KB)

If there is no damage and the inspection is signed off as satisfactory, your refundable security deposit will be returned. If any damage is noted, you will be sent a letter so you can arrange for any reinstatement works.

The refundable security deposit will be paid as an electronic bank transfer into the bank account of the Permit Security Deposit Payee.

Request Final Inspection

Other Council inspections

Where a staged Asset Protection Permit is in place, please ensure a Post Demolition inspection is booked on completion of the demolition stage of works or Post Construction inspection is booked upon completion of the building works.

Request Post Demolition Inspection

Request Post Construction Inspection

It is the permit-holder’s responsibility to notify Council within 28 days of the completion of works as per the Asset Protection Permit conditions. This will ensure any damage occurred to Council assets during the different stages can be directed to the relevant Permit holder upon the Final Inspection outcome.

Please note, should Council attend the site 3 times or more to inspect reinstatement, you may incur an additional inspection fee of $130.

Reinstatement of Council Assets

Please notify Council after rectification so a re-inspection can be arranged.

If the property is located on an arterial road, you will require a permit and Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA) supplied by the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) before proceeding with reinstatement works, and a Traffic Management plan from a prequalified contractor and consultant.