Code Compliance Certificate
An owner must apply for a code compliance certificate (CCC) as soon as practicable after all consented building work is completed and in the prescribed form. The CCC means the building work complies with the approved plans and specifications, Building Act 2004 and the Building Code. A fee may be charged for issuing the CCC. See our fees and charges schedule for details.
Processing the application
An application for a CCC must be made as soon as practicable. The application should be made to either the building consent authority that granted the building consent for the building work; or if section 91(2) applies, to the building consent authority that is proposed will issue the CCC.
If you are applying for a CCC through Opotiki District Council, you must apply through our online services and all documents must be uploaded through online services. Please do not send directly to officers or administration.
When you apply for a CCC you need to give names and contact details for all people involved in your project - e.g. builders, plumbers, and engineers.
Without a Code Compliance Certificate, you may experience difficulties insuring your property or selling it in the future.
A CCC application is considered complete when lodged on the correct form. If building work comprises or includes energy work, those energy certificates are provided; and if restricted building work, the Record of Works Memorandums must also be provided.
The CCC processing clock will begin.
The BCA may need to consider other documents. If so, the CCC processing clock will be stopped, and a Request for Further Information (RFI) letter will be sent to the owner.
Some typical examples of this would be:
- Producer statements (PS4s) from experts (engineers etc.) along with site observations
- Producer statements construction (PS3s) and product warranties
- Plumbing and drainage producer statements, including pressure test
- As-built drainage plan
When that information is received, the CCC processing clock will be turned on and the BCA will make their decision whether to issue the CCC.
The BCA has 20 working days to decide whether to issue a code compliance certificate or refuse to issue. The BCA must be satisfied on reasonable grounds, under section 94 of the Building Act 2004 that the building work will comply with the approved building consent.
Long delays between when the building work is completed and when the certificate is applied for can cause complications, delays, additional fees, and other unnecessary expenses for homeowners.
In some circumstances we may refuse to issue a Code Compliance Certificate, for example if we are unable to determine whether the building work has been completed in accordance with the Building Code or where you fail to supply the required documentation.
If your Code Compliance Certificate is refused, you have a right of appeal against our decision by applying to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment for a determination under section 177 of the Building Act 2004.
Code Compliance Certificate Application - Apply via online services page.
Certificate Public Use Application - Apply via online services page.