An Occupation Certificate is a type of development certificate issued under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
An Occupation Certificate is a certificate that authorises:
An Occupation Certificate can only be issued by the Principal Certifier (PC) for the development.
It is illegal to occupy or use any type of new building without an Occupation Certificate.
To enable an Occupation Certificate to be issued, the Principal Certifier must be satisfied that:
Please note that all Complying Development applications are required to be submitted to us through the NSW Planning Portal.
The issuing of an Occupation Certificate may be jeopardised if any critical stage inspection has been missed.