Certificate of acceptance

A certificate of acceptance will only provide building code certification relating to the work that the Council can inspect.

A certificate of acceptance applies where:

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

A certificate of acceptance is not as comprehensive as a code compliance certificate as it will exclude work that cannot be inspected.

Only building work undertaken after 1 July 1992 will be considered for a certificate of acceptance.

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.