About occupancy certification

Occupancy permit

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.

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Last updated: 30 June 2016

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