You will require this certificate if you intend to open or use a public building for a formal or prearranged gathering. This certificate is needed after the public building has been constructed, extended or altered. This certificate must specify the type of activity that the building will be used for and the maximum number of people that can be safely accommodated in the building.
A public building means a building or part of a building where persons may assemble for a prearranged purpose, including civic, theatrical, social, political, religious, educational, recreational, sporting or business purposes. It also includes any building, structure, tent, gallery enclosure or platform or part thereof in or on which numbers of persons are usually or occasionally assembled, but does not include a hospital. Crown owned buildings are exempt.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.