Code Compliance Certificate

A Code Compliance Certificate is issued when a job is finished and the Council is satisfied building and plumbing work complies with the Building Code and the building consent.

When you achieve compliance, it's recorded in any land information memorandum (LIM) and building status report for your property.

Getting your certificate

When all work under a consent is complete, contact Building Compliance and Consents to arrange a time for a final inspection.

You must complete the Code Compliance Certificate Application before a final inspection can be done.

Apply for a certificate

To receive a Code Compliance Certificate for restricted building work, you must supply relevant certificates or memoranda.

For building consents issued from 31 March 2005, projects should be completed within two years of the granting of the building consent.

If the work has been carried out in accordance with your consent and in compliance with the Building Code, the Council will issue a Code Compliance Certificate.

If the work does not comply, the Council will issue a Notice to Fix identifying areas of non-compliance.

If your building consent was issued more than five years ago, check process for completing building consents more than five years old (840 KB PDF)


Property owners benefit by ensuring work on their property has a Code Compliance Certificate in a number of situations:

  • selling your home
  • applying for loans or other financing
  • applying for insurance
  • safety and peace of mind.

Restricted building work

If your project includes restricted building work, any licensed building practitioners who carry out or supervise the work must provide Records of Building Work, and give copies to both the owner of the property and the Council.

This should be provided before we issue the Code Compliance Certificate.

See Certificates and Records of Work - Building Performance

More information

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Building Compliance and Consents
Wellington City Council

Phone 04 801 4311
Postal Address PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140
Street Address 12 Manners Street
Wellington 6011
Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5pm
Public holidays Closed