Apply for a Code Compliance Certificate

Once your building work is complete you will need to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC).

A CCC is a formal statement issued under section 95 of the Building Act 2004, that building work carried out under a building consent complies with that building consent, or against the Building Code that was relevant at the time (if the consent was granted under the Building Act 1991). It is the owner’s responsibility to apply for the CCC as soon as practicable after the building work is completed.

If your building is open to the public the building cannot be used until a CCC or Certificate for Public Use is issued. It is an offence to use or permit the use of public premises affected by building work that has no code compliance certificate, certificate for public use or certificate of acceptance.

When you apply for your CCC you may be required to supply supporting documentation such as energy work certificates, producer statements, records of work etc, if applicable.

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 Code Compliance Certificate 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 6 – Code Compliance Certificate.

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 6 (Code Compliance Certificate) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of all required supporting documents. The documents required have been identified on the "required items" letter that was provided with your approved consent documentation.

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 6 – Code Compliance Certificate.

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 6 (Code Compliance Certificate) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of all required supporting documents. The documents required have been identified on the "required items" letter that was provided with your approved consent documentation.

The fee for the code compliance certificate is usually included in the invoice that is sent out once the consent is issued. A review of the fees paid for inspections will be made when the Code Compliance Certificate has been approved for issue. The Code Compliance Certificate will not be issued if there are any unpaid fees, and/or any other outstanding charges such as development contributions.