Occupation Certificate - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you intend to occupy or use a new building or change the use of an existing building.

There are two types of occupation certificates:

  • A final occupation certificate allows commencement of either the occupation or use of a new building (including alternations/extensions) or the new use of an existing building resulting from a change in its use; and
  • An interim occupation certificate allows commencement of either the occupation or use of a partially completed building, or of a new use of part of an existing building resulting from a change of use of the building.

It is rare that an interim certificate is issued, but if one has been, a final occupation certificate is still required when all building work or the change of use is complete. A final occupation certificate revokes any occupation certificates issued earlier.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must provide a copy of:

  • The relevant Development Consent or Complying Development Certificate;
  • Any relevant Construction Certificate;
  • Any relevant Fire Safety Certificate; and
  • Any relevant Compliance Certificate.

A Building Sustainability Index Certificate (BASIX) may also be required on request.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the certificate.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Occupation Certificate - Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for a copy of this document.

Administering agency

Penrith City Council

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Penrith City Council


Operating address:
St Marys Business Office
207 - 209 Queen Street
St Marys, New South Wales 2760
Operating address:
Penrith Civic Centre
610 High Street
Penrith, New South Wales 2750
Mailing address:
PO BOX 60
Penrith, New South Wales 2750

Phone:

02 4732 7777

Fax:

02 4732 7958
council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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