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.