What information do I need to provide for a Certificate for Public Use?
The applicant (person who owns, occupies, or controls premises) must provide proof of ownership or authorisation to apply for this certificate by providing:
- Copy of Certificate of Title
- Agreement for Sale and Purchase
- Property Management Agreement
- Other - a document showing full name of the applicant.
When will a Certificate for Public Use be issued?
Council will issue a certificate only if they are satisfied that those members of the public using the premises can do so safely and that all Specified Systems have been certified by the installers so that in the event of emergency those members of the public may be able to evacuate safely etc.
Certificates for public use do not relieve the owner of a building from the obligation to apply for a CCC after all the building work has been carried out. Note that a time limit may be placed on the Certificate for Public Use. All specified systems need to be maintained.
When will a Certificate for Public Use not be issued?
A Certificate for Public use cannot be issued:
- If part or all of the building required to be occupied is not deemed safe to use
- For any work completed before 1 July 1992
- If work was carried out without first obtaining a building consent (that is, unauthorized work)
- In the case of unauthorized work carried out between 1 July 1992 and 31 March 2005, a Certificate of Acceptance only may be applied for
- In the case of unauthorized work carried out after 31 March 2005, a notice to fix must be issued
- All existing and new specified system items have not been installed and not operating with certificates issued by the installer
What will a Certificate for Public Use cost?
Stand alone application and inspection fee: Certificate for Public Use Fees and Charges (see M on price sheet under Sundry Charges)
Application for Certificate for Public Use in conjunction with building consent application or scheduled inspection Fees and Charges (see N on price sheet under Sundry Charges)