A certificate of acceptance will only provide building code certification relating to the work that the Council can inspect.
A certificate of acceptance applies where:
- work is done without a building consent where one was required,
- urgent work is carried out under section 42 of the Building Act, or
- another building consent authority or a building certifier refuses to, or cannot issue a code compliance certificate.
A certificate of acceptance is not as comprehensive as a code compliance certificate as it will exclude work that cannot be inspected.
Only building work undertaken after 1 July 1992 will be considered for a certificate of acceptance.