Certificate of acceptance

A certificate of acceptance details the level to which unconsented building work complies with the building code.

A certificate of acceptance provides building code certification on work we can inspect. It excludes work that cannot be inspected, so is not as comprehensive as a code compliance certificate.

A certificate of acceptance applies where:

  • work that requires a building consent was completed without one
  • urgent work is carried out under section 42 of the Building Act
  • another building consent authority or building certifier refuses to or cannot issue a code compliance certificate.
     

About certificates of acceptance

An outline of situations and conditions where and why a certificate of acceptance is applicable.

Apply for a certificate of acceptance

Guidance on applying for a certificate of acceptance with us and what to do if your application has been refused.