Extension of Building & Plumbing permits under the COVID 19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020

01 Jul 2020

The Tasmanian Government has extended the expiry date of current permits granted under the Building Act 2016.  An extension of six months will apply.

The extended permits include all building and plumbing permits, including those issued under the Building Act 2000 and the Local Government (Building and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 which were issued without stating an expiry date. If these permits have not been completed, they will now expire if:

  • the permit was in force immediately before 1 January 2017;
  • the permit has not since expired; and
  • there is no other expiry date on the permit.

If a permit meets these criteria, they will now expire on 1 January 2021 unless they are extended.

For further information see CBOS Fact Sheet – Covid 19 and CBOS Fact Sheet Expired Permits about extending permit expiry dates.