Yes, if you want the public to access the building. It's the way we show it's safe, and also a requirement of the Building Act.
If you are unsure as to whether you will need a Certificate for Public Use for your building please call and speak to the Building Compliance team.
Once these steps are complete the application will be reviewed. If any further information or clarification is required we will request this.
Then, once the safety steps eg. hoardings or fencing are installed, we'll work with you to arrange an inspection.
The public cannot use the building until the certificate is issued. The issued Certificate may come with conditions to be followed and is valid only for a certain time period. A Code Compliance Certificate must be obtained before this date, or an extension to the Certificate for Public Use requested and issued to allow the building’s use to continue.