Council will continue to accept LIM applications up until Christmas, however to guarantee processing before Christmas they need to be submitted by 9 December. The statutory clock for building consents stops on 20 December 2022 and restarts on 11 January 2023, however we will continue to accept and process consents whilst open.
A Territorial Authority may, on application, issue a Certificate of Acceptance (COA) for building work already done, in certain circumstances. A COA may be required when:
When you apply for your Certificate of Acceptance you may be required to supply supporting documentation such as energy work certificates, producer statements or installer declarations before the certificate can be issued.
Form 8 (Certificate of Acceptance application)(PDF, 551KB)
All parts of Form 8 (Certificate of Acceptance application) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of supporting documents. Supporting documents include plans and specifications and certificate from personnel who carried out the building work.
If you are submitting your application form by mail, all parts of Form 8 (COA) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of supporting documents.
Application forms and supporting documentation should be posted to:
Waitaki District Council
20 Thames Street
Private Bag 50058
Oamaru, Otago 9444
You will be required to pay a fee when you submit your application and you will receive an invoice for the remainder of the costs once a decision has been made on your application. Costs are charged at an hourly rate for the time it takes to assess your application, any inspections carried out in addition to any levies and charges that apply to building consent applications.
Please include confirmation of your payment when submitting your electronic application so we can put the two things together and get the process rolling. For full information on how to make payments please view our How to make a payment page.