Without a code compliance certificate (CCC), you may face difficulties when trying to buy, sell or insure a property.
You should apply for a CCC as soon as all consented building work has been completed (and preferably when all inspections have been passed).
Your application must include any oustanding documentation, for example the Memorandum (Records of building work) or a Notice of Owner-builder form.
All documentation must be received before the final inspection can be booked.
To apply for your Code Compliance Certificate:
For consents prior to 2014, please submit a paper code compliance application form and provide the supporting document.
The application will be vetted to ensure it is complete.
If the application is complete, you will be contacted to be advised when your final inspection has been booked for.
If the application is incomplete, we will contact you to advise what is required in order for the application to be accepted.
The Inspector will verify the approved documents against the work completed. A final checklist will be completed and if the Inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the building work complies with the building consent, the inspection will be approved.
Council has 20 working days in which to decide whether to issue, or refuse to issue, a CCC. If we need more information, we will contact you and put the process on hold until the information is received.
We will issue your code compliance certificate when:
If the Council isn't satisfied that the building work complies with the consented documents, we will write to you to advise we will refuse to issue the code compliance certificate. If your application is declined, you can reapply once you have addressed any areas of non-compliance.
If the Council refuses to issue a CCC and if you consider this is not justified, you can apply to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment for a determination. Further details are on their determination page.
Council must decide two years after the building consent has been granted whether or not to issue a CCC (even if a CCC has not been applied for). If the work is not going to be completed within two years, it is essential that you advise us.
Older building consents do present us with a problem when considering the issue of a CCC, particularly when we are looking at construction details and the maintenance history. If we're not able to confirm compliance, we may refuse to issue a CCC.
In some cases, where there has been a delay of some years before applying for the code compliance certificate, a durability modification may need to be applied to your Code Compliance Certificate.