Certificate of Substantial Compliance - Tasmania


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.

Administering agency

Contact the Local Council