A Certificate of Acceptance is a statement from Council that part or all of a building project complies with the New Zealand Building Code.
When do I need a Certificate of Acceptance?
You might need a Certificate of Acceptance if:
- you or a previous owner has completed building work that would have needed a building consent but doesn’t have one
- an independent Building Consent Authority (not Council) can’t or refuses to issue a Code Compliance Certificate for work that had a building consent
- the work was done urgently.
A Certificate of Acceptance is based on the Building Code at the time you apply, not the code that applied when the building consent was granted or should have been applied for, or when the work was actually carried out.
Before you apply
Before you apply, get in touch. We can let you know whether you also need to apply for a resource consent.
How to apply
To apply for a Certificate of Acceptance you need to send us:
- a completed application form (PDF 300 kb).
- a completed checklist (PDF 105 kb)
- plans, specifications and other supporting documents.