Apply for a low-risk certificate of compliance

If your development involves small building works only and has been completed, you may be able to apply online for a low-risk certificate of compliance instead of a standard certificate of compliance.

A low-risk certificate of compliance does not require a site inspection.

Types of small building works that may be eligible include additions and alterations such as:

  • carport
  • garage
  • verandah.

You may also be able to apply online if your development is in a remote location and it is difficult to arrange a site inspection.

You can only apply online if you have approval.

Before you apply

You should contact Development Assessment Services to find out if your project is eligible. 

If you are allowed to apply through this process you will need to do the following:

  • get clearance from service authorities (if applicable)
  • take photos of the development
  • sign the declaration form.

Read below for further information.

Get clearance from service authorities

You may need to get written clearance from the service authorities confirming the conditions of your development permit are met.

Your development permit will state if you require clearance from service authorities.

Take photos of the development

You will need to take photos of your development and provide a written statement describing each photo for your application.

The photos must show the development meets the endorsed plans issued with your development permit.

You will need to convert the photos to PDF format to upload them online. If you need help to do this contact Development Assessment Services.

Sign the declaration form

You will need to sign the declaration form and include it with your application.

How to apply

To apply for a low-risk certificate of compliance online follow these steps:

1. Go to the Development Applications Online website to log in or create an account.

2. To lodge a new certificate of compliance application, click 'create new' and then 'certificate of compliance.'

Step 3. Enter the permit number of the permit you are seeking compliance for and select 'next.' If you have varied the permit, use the most recent variation permit number.

Step 4. Check the address details.

Step 5. Fill in the applicant and contact details.

Step 6. Select a Development Assessment Services office and click 'next.'

Step 7. List each condition on the development permit that requires service authority clearance and upload the relevant approval.

Step 8. Upload your photos and your written statement.

Step 9. Review your application and click 'lodge' to submit.

Last updated: 28 November 2017