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Code Compliance Certificate

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Updated: 12/06/2018 9:56 a.m.

At the end of your building project we will issue a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) if we are satisfied that the previously consented work complies with the building consent.

A CCC is formal confirmation that all building works have been completed in accordance with the consented documents and meet the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.

The CCC is the only document that does this.   

Applying for a Code Compliance Certificate - When and how

As soon as practicable following completion of the building work and after all inspections have been passed, an owner must make application for a CCC by completing the CCC application form.

To download the CCC application form, follow the link below.

Code Compliance Certificate Application [112kb]

When you apply for your CCC, you must attach where applicable, any outstanding documents not already submitted to Council.

These can include:

  • memoranda from licensed building practitioner(s) stating what restricted building work they carried out or supervised
  • any certificate relating to energy work (e.g. gas and electrical certificates)
  • evidence that specified systems are capable of performing to the performance standards set out in the building consent
  • any producer statements for construction or construction review.

We may refuse to issue a code compliance certificate if:

  • the work is not complete or
  • we do not have adequate evidence that the work complies with your building consent
  • and the building code (this may include required documentation not being supplied).

The building officer undertaking the final inspection will talk through the process with you and give you advice on what you need to do. 

Please give clear instructions about where we should send any invoices for outstanding fees and the CCC document itself.

Processing an application for a Code Compliance Certificate

Council has 20 working days to make a decision whether to issue a CCC from receipt of a complete application. The application is processed in two stages.

Stage 1 - Technical assessment

The building officer who passed the final inspection will review Council's file and check that all information is present and supporting documents (including producer statements) have been recieved.

They will also confirm that, as near as they can reasonably determine that the completed works comply with the issued consent. 

If further information is required from you, this will be requested and the processing clock will stop until it is received.

Stage 2 - Administrative

Any outstanding fees are calculated and an invoice raised. If Development Contributions are applicable, they are calculated and invoiced at this point. 

Please note that the CCC will not be issued until any costs relating to development contributions have been paid.

If the building has specified systems such as fire alarms, sprinklers and elevators that have been added, removed or altered, we will also issue a compliance schedule and a compliance schedule statement with the CCC.

For further information about Development Contributions select the link below.

Building Act Section 93 reponsibilities

If an application for code compliance certificate has not been made within 24 months of the date that the building consent was granted, or any further period agreed between the owner and the Council, the Council must decide whether to issue the code compliance certificate (CCC).

  • If we have not heard from the building owner 23 months after the date the building consent was granted, we will review the building consent file to make a decision on whether a CCC can be issued for the project at this stage.

    If we can, we will issue the CCC, following on from a full technical review to ensure that all aspects of the building consent have been satisfied, including any documentation requirements.

    If we cannot issue the CCC at this point in time, we will issue a letter to the owner advising of this and detail the reasons why.
  • If you aren't at a stage where you can apply for a CCC then continue with your building work, including organising any required inspections and apply for your code compliance certificate as soon as your building work is completed and you have passed your final inspection.  



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