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Certificate of acceptance

You may be entitled to a certificate of acceptance for work done under urgency that doesn’t have a building consent.

Applying for a certificate of acceptance

You can apply for a certificate of acceptance for work done without a building consent, or in specific circumstances when it’s not possible to issue code compliance certificate.

Find out if your work might be eligible for a certificate of acceptance 

How to apply

Your application takes up to 20 working days to process from the time we accept your application and fee of $758.00.

This cost includes 1 hour processing time and 1 hour inspection.  Any additional time required will be charge at $190 per hour (additional processing time, any additional inspections required and expert checks).  All fees need to be paid in full before we can issue a certificate of acceptance.