Code Compliance Certificate Decisions

Upon receipt of an application for a Code Compliance Certificate, Council is required to make a decision on whether to issue or refuse the Code Compliance Certificate within 20 working days or any further period agreed upon between the owner and Council.

Council may request further reasonable information in respect of the application for Code Compliance Certificate within the period specified above. If a request for further information has been issued the 20 working day period is suspended until Council receives the information.

If no application for Code Compliance Certificate is made within 24 months from the date the building consent was issued, Council is required to make a decision on whether the Code Compliance Certificate can be issued. If Council is unable to issue the Code Compliance Certificate then we will notify you in writing with an explanation.

Prior to this decision being made we will contact you via a letter in order to determine the current status of the approved building consent. This letter will provide three options for you to respond with:

  • the building work has been completed and the signed application for Code Compliance Certificate [PDF, 874 KB] is attached
  • building work has started but is not yet complete, please change the status of the consent to refused CCC (please note, the status of refused CCC does not prevent a CCC from being issued once all building works are completed and an application is made)
  • building work has not started or the project has been cancelled, please lapse the building consent

Email us: building-cs@southlanddc.govt.nz

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FAQs

My Code Compliance Certificate was refused, can I still get one? Yes, if your Code Compliance Certificate was refused, it means that we did not receive an application for code a compliance certificate after 24 months and Council had to make a decision. This does not affect any future applications for a Code Compliance Certificate. You will just need to submit your application for Code Compliance Certificate [PDF, 874 KB].