Commercial Properties

Step 1 – Select the right check sheets from the below list for your building work.

If you are not sure what you need to select, please phone 0800 732 732 and ask to book a pre-application meeting.

If you select Specified Systems please use the link below to access the Specified Systems Matrix. This is intended to be used in conjunction with the check sheets.

Specified Systems Matrix (external link)

Description File Size Download
(Select All)
Access Routes Commercial
270 KB
Concrete Masonry Walls / Retaining Walls
223 KB
Concrete Slab Footings / Reinforcing
247 KB
Energy Efficiency
149 KB
General Building Requirements Commercial
665 KB
Industrial Liquid Waste commercial only
144 KB
On Site Waste Water Disposal
240 KB
Protection from Fire Commercial
519 KB
Roof Cladding
210 KB
Roof Framing
257 KB
Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage
257 KB
SED Design Projects
117 KB
Solid Waste
150 KB
Specified Systems
Zip Archive of check sheets and forms that require advanced understanding of the Building Code and building practices.
4.6 MB
Stormwater
188 KB
Sub-floor Framing including Decks
402 KB
Suspended timber floor including addict space floors
202 KB
Swimming Pools
218 KB
Unlined Garage Pole Shed / steel framing out building SED design Outbuilding
222 KB
Wall Bracing
233 KB
Wall Cladding
667 KB
Wall Framing Lower of Two Stories including Supporting Attic Space
304 KB
Wall Framing Single Story or Upper Story
288 KB
Water Supply
206 KB

Step 2 – Amending an existing commercial property

If you are amending an existing commercial property, download and complete the below form. If you are building a new commercial building, skip this step.

Form-Section-112-Gap-Analysis-Table

Step 3 – Complete the application form

Form 2 Checklist 
Form 2 H Checklist
Form 2 Building Consent Application
Guidance Notes on Building Code Clauses [Assists with completing Box 8 (Page 3) on Form 2] 

NOTE: If you believe that your building will need to be used by the public before it has been fully completed and a CCC is issued, you will need to apply for a Certificate for Public Use at the same time as you submit your building consent application.

FORM-15-SHARED-V1 (Certificate for Public Application Form)

Checklist for Certificate for Public Use

Step 4 - Alternative solution

If your project involves an alternative solution as defined in the building code handbook then you will need to complete the below form:

Fm2-Alternative-Solution-insert2

NOTE: If Council do not permit you to use your proposed alternative solution, you are able to apply to MBIE for a determination using the below form:

FORM-14-SHARED-V1

Step 5 – Submit your application

In person at the counter (please print all of the checklists along with your attachments and your plans)

Via NZ post  ( please print all of the checklists along with your attachments and your plans)

Step 6 – Council Assess your application

We will assess your application to ensure that you have provided the document name and page number for all information required on the relevant check sheets. When all information is found to be complete and correct Council will issue a consent to begin work OR, if incomplete, ask you for more information to comply with the Building Act.

We will also check:

Producer Statement (PS3) Form – Provided with the building consent (as needed)

Building Act Check Sheet  (internal use only)

Step 7 – Request Inspections (as needed)

Your building consent will tell you the number and type of required inspections for your building work. If you need more than one inspection, ensure you contact Council via the website and request an inspection when you have completed each stage of work that relates to a required inspection.

When your inspection takes place, the Building Inspector will either verbally approve your work or allow you to continue, or issue an Inspection Outcome Notice (Form 40 issued by SDC during an inspection) requesting corrective actions to be undertaken. Please refer to the Building Compliance Information Booklet (BCIB) section 4.5 for more information.

Step 8 – Apply for CCC (Code of Compliance Certificate)

After your building work is complete and you are ready for your final inspection, you need to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate. 

You will receive a Form 6 with your Building Consent. It will look like this: FORM-6-SHARED-V1 

Please use the Application for CCC Check Sheet  to assist you with filling out the above form. 

Page 1 contact information will be pre-populated for you. As the customer, you or your agent will need to correctly complete the remainder of the form and attach all requested documents, then send it, fully signed and dated, to SDC.

Step 9 – Council Inspect the Work Completed & Issue a CCC or Inspection Outcome Notice

Once the form has been received, it will be reviewed to ensure it has been correctly completed. Council will verify that all remedial work has been actioned where relevant and then a final inspection will be arranged.

NOTE: The customer or their agent need to ensure that the full set of approved plans and specifications are on site at the time of the arranged inspection. These will not be brought by the Building Inspector.