Mandatory notifications for building inspection
Planning on building? Understand when you're required to notify us of development stages before you get started.
Mandatory building notifications refer to the stages before, during, and after development where you are required to notify us at Council at least 1 day prior to each notification stage.
From these stages we provide limited mandatory building inspections in line with the Building Inspection Policy and the legislated requirements under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.
When do I need to notify Council?
Notification stages are based on the type of development you plan to undertake, such as swimming pools, houses, verandahs, pergolas, and commercial buildings. Please review your Decision Notification Form for guidance notification stages so you can plan ahead for when you need to get in contact with us.
Building notifications must be provided at nominated stages to ensure that the relevant authority is aware of construction commencement and is able to inspect at the appropriate time.
Please note that Council is not required to inspect every notification under the regulations.
Please notify us of at least 1 day prior to each notification stage to avoid paying penalty fees of up to $10,000.
How to notify Council of each stage
After development approval is granted, the issued Decision Notification Form (DNF) lists the mandatory building notifications and timeframes that are required to be submitted.
Applicants and/or builders submitting the mandatory building notifications to council—during the construction of the building or building works—can do so by selecting the Submit Mandatory building notification option via the Your Applications dashboard on the Plan SA Portal.
The same option enables applicants and builders to view building notifications that have already been submitted.
For more information or to notify us of a required notification stage for development please email email@example.com, send a fax to (08) 8563 8461, or get in touch with our Development Services team on (08) 8563 8444.
Pre-purchase building inspections
Council does not provide pre-purchase building inspections. Pre-purchase inspections are available through various external business providers whose details may be found through an online search.