Check if the deck is low in height
Measure the distance between the top of the deck and ground level.
A deck that is lower than 800mm and associated with a dwelling is, in some cases, exempt from a Planning Permit.
'Associated with a dwelling' means that any building on the same lot is used as a home.
Is the deck less than 800mm above ground level and associated with a dwelling?
- If yes, the low height of the deck has exempted you from needing a Planning Permit. You'll need to apply for a Building Permit.
- If no, go to the next step