Apply for a Certificate for Public Use

A Certificate for Public Use is used to certify that premises or parts of premises affected by building work are safe to be used by members of the public.

A Certificate for Public Use can not only be issued where a consent has been granted for building work, but also where a Code Compliance Certificate has not yet been issued. Certificates for Public Use do not relieve the owner of a building from the obligation to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate after the building work has been carried out. If the building contains specified systems this could prompt the issue of a Compliance Schedule.

Certificates for Public Use are not required for private homes or other buildings the public does not have access to.

Apply online

Step 1.Register on the Objective Build portal

Council has a new building consent application system.  From 3 October 2022 all applications are to be submitted via the Objective Build Applicant Platform.

You will need a valid email address and a password to register to use the Objective Build portal. Please visit build.objective.com to create an account and sign in. If you have used the Simpli portal previously, please use the same email you used to register your account.

The Objective Build building consent application platform covers all aspects of the building consent process including applying for amendments to an approved building consent or applying for a code compliance certificate when you have finished building. 

Objective Build is simple and intuitive to use with agents and owners having full visibility of how the application is progressing.

Apply online

Step 2.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

Step 1.Download the application form

Visit our forms and applications page to download Form 15 – Certificate for Public Use.

Step 2.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.

Step 3.Submit your application

All parts of Form 15 (Certificate for Public Use) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of all required supporting documents.

Application forms and supporting documentation should be posted to Waitaki District Council, 20 Thames Street, Private Bag 50058 , Oamaru, Otago 9444.

 

Apply in person

Step 1.Download the application form

Visit our forms and applications page to download Form 15 – Certificate for Public Use. Or we can print you a copy at Council offices.

Step 2.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.

Step 3.Submit your application

All parts of Form 15 (Certificate for Public Use) are to be completed and submitted along with one (1) copy of all required supporting documents. Visit Council offices in ŇĆamaru or Palmerston to  drop off your application.