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Apply for a Certificate for Public Use (CPU)

E tono Tiwhikete Whakamahi ā-Tūmatanui

If you want to let the public use a building before we issue a code compliance certificate, you must apply for a Certificate for Public Use.

What is a Certificate for Public Use?

You can apply for a Certificate for Public Use (CPU) when a consent has been granted for building work in a building that is to be used by the public, but no code compliance certificate has been issued yet.

This certificate enables the public to use the premises until a CCC is granted.

Anyone who owns, occupies or controls premises intended for public use can apply for a Certificate for Public Use.



 By post

​Download and complete the application form.

Send the completed form along with any additional information to:

Auckland Council Building Control
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 In person

​Download and complete the application form.

Bring the completed form, along with any additional information, to one of our customer service centres closest to the location of the property.

​CPU fees

* Fees are indicative only and are subject to change.

Read fee table.
Description Fixed Fee
Extension of time for CPU$244

​What happens next

If you are working to a deadline and you think you may not receive your CCC in time, contact us to discuss a CPU application.

The more notice you can give us, the more chance that we can assess your application in time for your deadline.

We will issue a certificate only if we are satisfied that the public can use the site safely. This is likely to involve an inspection.

You still have to apply for a code compliance certificate after all the building work has been carried out.

Legally, we have 20 working days to process a CPU application. We aim to process the CPU as quickly as possible.