Code Compliance Certificates (CCCs)
A code compliance certificate is a formal statement, under section 95 of the Building Act 2004, that building work carried out under a building consent application complies with that building consent. The owner must apply for a code compliance certificate after all work set out in the building consent has been completed.
Building owners whose projects received a building consent after 31 March 2005 must apply for a code compliance certificate as soon as the building work is complete. Compliance will be measured and issued against the building consent. If an owner does not apply within two years after receiving the consent, the building consent authority must decide whether to issue the code compliance certificate. The building consent authority and the owner can agree to extend the timeframe.
If you began a building project under the old Building Act (1991) and your building consent was issued prior to 31 March 2005, then special provisions will apply when you come to get the work signed off at the end of the project. You should apply for a code compliance certificate as soon as possible after completing the building work. These projects will not be subject to the two-year timeframe and will be assessed against the Building Code in place when the building consent was issued.