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Occupancy Permits

Occupancy of a New Commercial Building

An Occupancy Permit is required prior to using the building for commercial purposes. There are two ways an Occupancy Permit application for a new building can be submitted to the City for approval.

Certified

  1. Documents relating to compliance of the completed building are supplied to an independent, registered Building Surveying Contractor.
  2. A Certificate of Construction Compliance (CCC) is produced and signed by the Building Surveying Contractor.
  3. An application form for an Occupancy Permit (BA9) is completed and signed by the applicant.
  4. The Application form along with the following is submitted to the city;
  • Certificate of Construction Compliance¬†(2 copies of)
  • Fees as applicable to the application

A complete application will be assessed and an Occupancy Permit will be issued within 25 working days (commencing the day after receipt). If the application is incomplete, an official request for further information will be sent to the applicant.

Uncertified

  1. An application form for an Occupancy Permit (BA9) is completed and signed by the applicant.
  2. The Application form along with documents relating to compliance of the completed building is submitted to the city. (see checklist 5 for required documents and plans)
  3. Applicable fees are paid to the city.

A complete application will be assessed and a Certificate of Construction Compliance and an Occupancy Permit will be issued within 25 working days (commencing the day after receipt).
If the application is incomplete, an official request for further information will be sent to the applicant.

Forms

BA9 - Application for occupancy permit

For the checklist for occupancy permits click on the download form below.

Fees

A calculator to determine the required fees can be found by clicking on the link below

Fee Calculator 4  - Occupancy Permits