Municipal or private building surveyor?

A building surveyor is a professional trained in understanding the building control process.

There are two types of building surveyor.

  • A Private building surveyor is a fully independent person who operates under private business
  • A Municipal building surveyor operates under the office of local government (Council)

It is up to the applicant/owner, not the builder, to choose the type of building surveyor they wish to engage.

Who they chose will be authorised to assess building plans with a view to ensuring they comply with the Building Act 1993, the Building Regulations 2006 and the Building Code of Australia.

Further information about the role of Building Surveyors can be found by following the links below.