Building and plumbing

Expiry of permits 

Please note, there have been some changes to expiry dates of building and plumbing permits. All permits issued between 1994 and 2012 that have not been finalised will now expire on 1 January 2021 unless the expiry date has been extended. Permits issued after 28 November 2012 that have not been finalised will expire on the date specified in the permit unless extended.

For more information, please refer to the Expiry of Permits Fact Sheet from the Tasmanian Consumer, Building and Occupational Services. 

To check if finalisation or extension of your building permit is required, contact your building surveyor. To check the status of a plumbing permit, contact the City of Hobart on 03 6238 2715.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the Tasmanian Government issued a Notice on 17 June 2020 pursuant to Section 14 and 16 of the Covid-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020  to extend certain permits issued under the Building Act 2016 (the Building Act).

The Notice will extend to building, plumbing, demolition and permits of substantial compliance issued under the Building Act that were current as of 18 June 2020, for a further 6 months past the expiry date of the permit.

The 6 month extension does not apply to permits that have already expired. 

For further information, visit State Government's Consumer, Building and Occupational Services site.