Principal Certifying Authority

What is a Principal Certifying Authority?

If you are renovating or extending your home, building a new home or undertaking a commercial development, you need to appoint a Principal Certifying Authority who will certify that the construction works by your builder comply with Australian Building Legislation.  

Appointment of a Principal Certifying Authority  

Prior to any building or subdivision work being carried out, a Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate must be approved and a Principal Certifying Authority must be appointed for the development.

To appoint Council or an Accredited Private Certifier as your Principle Certifying Authority please complete and submit the Appointment of a Principal Certifying Authority form before commencing any building work.

If you appoint an Accredited Private Certifier they are to notify Council 2 days before commencing any building work.

Replacing a Principal Certifying Authority

To replace your existing Principal Certifying Authority you will need to complete and submit either of the following forms:

  • Notice to appoint a replacement Principal Certifying Authority (PCA)
  • Application to replace a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA)

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