Building certification services and forms
Inner West Council certifiers will always be here for you every step
of the building certification process. Our simplified and streamlined
service is cost effective and reliable.
When you request a quote, a member of our team will reply in 24 hours with an all inclusive package, providing all the information you are required to submit with your application to ensure we can assess and determine the success of your application as soon as possible.
Apply for a Construction Certificate
When development consent is granted, a Construction Certificate (CC) is required before work can start. A CC ensures that:
- The detailed construction plans and specifications comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and any other relevant Australian standard
- The construction plans and specifications are consistent with the Development Consent
- The relevant development consent conditions have been complied with
- All required fees and deposits have been paid
Construction Certificate application form (DOCX 69.7KB)
Construction Certificate application form (PDF 280.9KB)
Apply for a Complying Development Certificate (CDC)
Complying Development Certificates are an ever increasing trend for both residential development as well as commercial work, in particular retail/office change of use and fitouts.
Our team has a specialist understanding of the NSW State Legislation and can help determine if an application can meet the development standards for Complying Development through a PRE CDC service and an efficient turnaround of complying development certificates to allow you to start your building project.
Some categories of work that are complying development:
- construction of a new dwelling
- alterations and additions to an existing dwelling
- construction of a secondary dwelling
- demolition of a building
- small retail and commercial development including changes of use
- internal alterations (fit-outs) of commercial buildings
- fit-out of a food shop
Complying Development Certificate application form (DOCX 76.7KB)
Complying Development Certificate application form (PDF 338.5KB)
Principal Certifying Authority and Occupation Certificates
A PCA inspects each required stage of construction and issues an occupation certificate (for any building work) when the development consent has been met and the building is suitable for occupation or use.
As your PCA, our team of certifiers will respond to inspection requests promptly and provide a practical and effective inspection service. We will also provide a record of your inspection through the latest technology. This is critical for moving into the family home or getting your business up and running with as minimal delay as possible.
Principal Certifying Authority and Occupation certificate application form (DOCX 66.4KB)
Principal Certifying Authority and Occupation certificate application form (PDF 258.7KB)
Apply for a Building Information Certificate
A Building Information Certificate can be issued for a property and states that council will not issue a notice or an order to have any part of the property demolished, altered or rebuilt for a period of seven years. This certificate is required for the following situations:
- when unauthorised works have been carried out and compliance action has been undertaken
- requested by buyers or sellers of a property before settlement to ensure that what is being bought or sold is not going to be the subject of action by Council
For further information on either of these, please contact us to clarify the process and fees involves as this may vary from case to case.
Building Information Certificate application form (DOCX 69.8KB)
Building Information Certificate application form (PDF 269.8KB)
Subdivison Certificate application form (DOCX 65.8KB)
Subdivision Certificate application form (PDF 255.8KB)
If you wish to undertake an activity on community land such as public entertainment, you will need to apply for a building certificate under Section 68 of the Local government Act.
Activity on Community Land application form (DOCX 70.2KB)
Activity on Community Land application form (PDF 278.5KB)
Building Code of Australia (BCA) and general building advice
Our building certification team can provide specific advice on BCA matters for both residential and commercial matters.
Apply for a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate
A swimming pool compliance certificate confirms that your pool fence or barrier is safe and meets the Australian standards for swimming pool barriers. A certificate of compliance is required If you are planning to sell or lease a property and we recommend you organise it early.
Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate application form (DOCX 66.8KB)
Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate application form (PDF 270KB)
Apply for out of hours works
If you would like carry out development works outside the standard permitted hours you will need to apply for an approval.
Out of hours work application (PDF 128.3KB)
Out of hours work application (DOCX 71.4KB)