An occupancy permit is the highest level of occupancy certification.
An occupancy permit shows the work covered by the permit was constructed to fully comply with all of the following:
- the requirements of the building permit
- the Building Act and Regulations
- the technical standards and codes that applied at the time of the building permit.
This level of occupancy certification can be granted by a building certifier for any class of building.
An occupancy permit can be granted by a building certifier against an expired building permit, but only for works that were carried out while the building permit was valid.
How to apply
Go to building and renovating: permit and processes for information on how to apply for an occupancy permit.