Certificate of Substantial Compliance - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require a certificate of substantial compliance from a building surveyor for any completed or partially completed work if the work:

  • Fails to comply with legislation; or
  • Is subject to a building order relating to illegal building work.

The building surveyor will evaluate whether the work is classified as illegal and is therefore eligible for a certificate of substantial compliance. A building surveyor may grant a certificate of substantial compliance if satisfied that the work:

  • Substantially complies with legislation; or
  • Does not comply fully with legislation but non-compliance is not detrimental to the health and safety of any current or future occupants of the building.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applications for certificate of substantial compliance must:

  • Include specified information;
  • Be accompanied by specific documentation; and
  • Be accompanied by prescribed fees.

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



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Certificate of Substantial Compliance - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Meander Valley Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 2016 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Planning and Development Services
Meander Valley Council

Operating address:
26 Lyall Street
TAS 7303
Mailing address:
PO BOX 102
Westbury, Tasmania 7303


03 6393 5320


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