A Code of Compliance Certificate is a statement (under Section 95 of the Building Act) – to states that your building work has been carried out in accordance with the approved plan and documents. This can be applied for once the building work is complete.
What do I need …
In order to issue a Code Compliance Certificate – the Council has to be satisfied on reasonable ground that the building work has been carried out in accordance with the approved building consent documentation.
Once the building work is finished you can apply to the Council for a Code of Compliance Certificate – this should be include any documentation required throughout the process.
Your Building Consent would have been accompanied by a ‘Required Items’ letter – this will set out a list of inspection and documentations - required to be completed. During the inspection process the inspector may ask for additional documentation or inspections to be carried out - this will be included in the site notices send out once the inspection has been carried out.
Once you apply for Code of Compliance – the Building Officer will check over the supplied information – they may request for information if required.
For public to be able to use these premise before a Code of Compliance is issued – the owner / occupier of the building must apply for a Certificate of public use. In order for the Council to issue a Certificate of public use – we are need to be satisfied on reasonable ground that the premise can be used safely by members of the public.