Apply for a Certificate for Public Use

A Certificate for Public Use is used to certify that premises or parts of premises affected by building work are safe to be used by members of the public.

A Certificate for Public Use can not only be issued where a consent has been granted for building work, but also where a Code Compliance Certificate has not yet been issued. Certificates for Public Use do not relieve the owner of a building from the obligation to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate after the building work has been carried out. If the building contains specified systems this could prompt the issue of a Compliance Schedule.

Certificates for Public Use are not required for private homes or other buildings the public does not have access to.

Apply online

Register on the Simpli portal

You will need a valid email address and a password to register to use the portal. Please visit www.simpli.govt.nz to register. Once you have registered, you can apply for a Certificate for Public Use on www.simpli.govt.nz/apply-online, even if your original building consent wasn't applied for through this portal.

The Simpli portal is an initiative set up to make applying for building consents simpler and faster. This service offers a few exciting features including the ability to track the progress of your application, to collaborate with colleagues on applications and also to use the same information to apply to different councils.

Ensure your application form is correct and complete

The application form has a number of parts and it is important that all sections are completed. You will also be required to upload the documentation relevant to your project. Applications will not be accepted if any of the information is missing.

Apply by mail

Download the application form

Visit the Simpli website to download Form 15 – Certificate for Public Use.

Ensure your application form is correct and complete

The application form has a number of parts and it is important that all sections are completed. You will also be required to add the documentation relevant to your project. Applications will not be accepted if any of the information is missing.

Submit your application

All parts of Form 15 (Certificate for Public Use) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of all required supporting documents.

Application forms and supporting documentation should be posted to Horowhenua District Council, Private Bag 4002, Levin 5540.

Apply in person

Download the application form

Visit the Simpli website to download Form 15 – Certificate for Public Use.

Ensure your application form is correct and complete

The application form has a number of parts and it is important that all sections are completed. You will also be required to add the documentation relevant to your project. Applications will not be accepted if any of the information is missing.

Submit your application

All parts of Form 15 (Certificate for Public Use) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of all required supporting documents.