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REG 11 – Issuing of the Certificate of Occupancy 2016-11-07T13:42:17+00:00


Issuing of the Certificate of Occupancy

SA  Before the builder or owner can be issued with a certificate of occupancy under the Development Act 1993 a completed Statement of Compliance known as a Schedule 19A must be lodged after the completion of building works under a building rules certification. Hendry advises that that a building owner or tenant must not occupy a building on which building work has been carried out unless a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for the building. Under Section 67 of the Development Act 1993 a Certificate of Occupancy is required for buildings Class 2 to Class 9 under the Building Code of Australia. A Certificate of Occupancy is not required for a Class 1a or 10 building. A Certificate of Occupancy will be granted providing the building surveyor considers the building is suitable for occupation.

Before a building surveyor can advise the issuing of a Certificate of Occupancy the builder and owner must lodge a completed Statement of Compliance (Schedule 19A).


The owner of a building in which essential safety provisions have been installed must provide to the building surveyor a certificate of compliance for each essential safety provision under Schedule 16 of the Development Regulations 2008 signed by the installer of the safety provision or, if the installer is a company, signed by the manager responsible for the installation work before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued.

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