All buildings that are of Classes 2-9 including buildings other than single residential dwellings Class 1 and appurtenant outbuildings/nonhabitable Class 10 buildings , require an Occupancy Permit prior to the building being occupied.
The Occupancy Permit is evidence that the building or portion of building has been lawfully built and is safe to occupy for the use stated on the permit. Under Part 4 of the Building Act 2011 No Building/s can be occupied without an occupancy permit. Significant penalties apply in regard to any breach. The Building Act does however still provide for an owner/occupier of an existing building to apply for an Occupancy Permit.
A temporary Occupancy Permit can be issued for an incomplete building but only in accordance with Part 4 of the Building Act 2011 and Part 5 of the Building Regulations 2012.
Before an Occupancy Permit can be issued for a new unoccupied building/s the following steps need to be completed:
Before an Occupancy Permit can be issued for an existing authorised occupied building/s the following steps need to be completed:
Before an Occupancy Permit can be issued for an existing unauthorised building/s the following steps need to be completed:
All buildings must be completed inclusive of all services including electrical, mechanical, fire and hydraulic services which must be tested and operational. An application for an Occupancy Permit must be completed and submitted with all required certifications (see list on the information sheet) to the City's Building Services. Once submitted a Building Surveyor will make contact to arrange an inspection of the building.
Required Inspections - The City will allow for two standard inspections for each application for an Occupancy Permit to confirm if the building/s comply. Should the buildings require any additional inspections to confirm compliance then further fees (refer to Additional Services fee schedule) will apply to each additional inspection.
Please refer to the download documents on the right hand side of this page for information sheets, required forms and relevant fee schedules.
Download these Documents
|BA7 - Notice of Completion|
|BA9 - Application for Occupancy|
|BA17 - Certificate of Construction Compliance|
|BA18 - Certificate of Building Compliance|
|Occupancy Permit Application Info Sheet|
|2016/17 Building Application Fee Schedule|
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