Development Applications

Lodging an Application

  • Before lodging an application Council encourages all applicants to contact Council to arrange a pre-lodgement​ meeting. This meeting will provide an opportunity for applicants to discuss and consider any constraints or concerns about their application before fully committing to a proposal. Council will also provide advice to applicants about the application process and requirements.

    To arrange a pre-lodgement meeting or if you require assistance in lodging your application please contact Council's Building or Planning Team on 1300 007 662.

    • DA Form 1
    • Landowners consent
    • Proposal Plans (including site plan, floor plan and elevations)
    • A written report that explains the proposed development and that addresses the relevant code criteria of the planning scheme.
    • Application fee (Fees and Charges Sch​edule)
  • When submitting a building application the application must consist of the following:

    • DA Form 2 - Building work requiring assessment against the Building Act 1975
    • Plans (including site plan, floor plan and elevations)
    • Application fee (Fees and Charges Schedule)
  • When submitting a plumbing application the application must consist of the following:


    An Application for Sewerage and Asset Plans can be used for sewerage and asset plans​.

  • Maranoa Regional Council offers several ways to lodge development application being in person, via mail or email.

    You can lodge your development application in person at any of Maranoa Regional Council offices.

    You can also send your application via mail to:

    Maranoa Regional Council
    PO Box 620
    Roma Qld 4455

    You can lodge your development application via email to or your building and plumbing applications to


Development Application Tracker

​​Click here to track your development application progress.​​

Planning and Building Searches

Planning and Development Certificates

Planning and Development Certificates include development information relating to a particular property (to the extent the information is available).  There are three types of Planning and Development Certificates that may be applied for, including; Limited, Standard and Full. 

​An Application Planning and Building Search form can be used for town planning certificates and building records.​ 
Both the Standard and Full Planning Certificates will include a copy of every decision notice or negotiated decision notice for a development approval in effect for the premises (if these are available).  A Limited Certificate does not include copies of development approvals for a premises. 
The length of time required to prepare a certificate varies between each type, as follows:
  • Limited – 5 business days
  • Standard – 10 business days
  • Full – 30 business days

A Planning and Development Certificate may be obtained by completing and submitting the search form to Council and making payment of the applicable fee. 

Building Searches

There are three types of building searches. Fees apply for each type of search.

Building searches do not include copies of any building plans or documents, other than the certificate when specified in the details of the search below.

Information on types of building searches.

  1. Building records search   
  • Advises whether Council has a record of approved building applications, final certificates and certificate of application.
  1. Request for Building Compliance Inspection (Including building record search)
  • Inspection confirms Council building approval records exist for buildings constructed onsite.
  1. Certificate of Classification 
  • Advises whether Council has a record of a certificate(s) of occupancy (formerly referred to as a certificate of classification) for a commercial or multiple dwelling premises. A copy of the certificate is included (if applicable).