2. Submit a planning permit application

After you have attended your pre-application meeting with a Council planning officer and understand what documentation is required for your application, you can submit your planning permit application.

For more information about the planning process, see The planning process - a guide for applicants (PDF 5Mb) or The planning process - a guide for applicants (DOC 5Mb).

How to submit a planning permit application

Online

To submit a planning permit application online you need to first register as a user.

Once you are a registered user, you can lodge a planning application online.

You can submit and pay for an application online through the Council website for:

  • single, multi or mixed use developments
  • change of use
  • buildings and works, and
  • advertising signs.

Mail or in person

You can also download, print and complete the Application for Planning Permit form (PDF 666Kb) and submit with all the required documentation and applicable planning fees.

  • Mail to Locked Bag 10, Moreland, VIC 3058, or
  • Submit in person at the Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg.

When Council receives your application it will be allocated an application number and you will receive written confirmation that your application has been received. A Council planning officer will then start the assessment process.

What to include with your planning permit application

You need to include the following with your planning permit application.

Some applications may require additional information. A Council planning officer will let you know if more information is needed.

Plans

In most cases you will need to provide 3 copies of plans for your proposed development with your application. The information in the plans depends on the type of development that you are proposing.

The plans must have dimensions, be drawn to scale and show the details of all buildings or other structures proposed.

Title details

You also need to provide a current copy of the Certificate of Title for your property (less than 3 months old).

You can get a current copy of the Certificate of Title for your property by searching the title register on the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website.

The Certificate of Title should include full information of any covenants or restrictions on the title and a plan/diagram showing the lot layout and dimensions.

You also need to include the Register Search Statement from your search.

Other information

  • Details of the applicant and the land owner
  • Application details, such as the current land use, the proposed land use and estimated cost, and
  • Whether a pre-application meeting has taken place (if applicable).

Planning permit application checklists

The following checklists will help you to make sure that you have included all the required information with your application.

If you need further advice about what information is required you can contact Council or visit Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg to speak to a Council planning officer.

How to avoid delays

How you can speed up the planning application process (DOC 238Kb) has more information about how you can avoid delays with your application.

The Victorian Government also has a fast track process (VicSmart) for straightforward planning permit applications, for more information see Fast track applications (VicSmart).