D&B-Appointment of Principal Certifier

The role of the Principal Certifier (PC) is to oversee building work in accordance with the development consent and relevant building regulations. The PC is the only person who can issue an Occupation Certificate.

Building Works

This role can be performed by either Council or a Private Certifier.

Subdivision Works

In most cases for subdivision works the PC can only be Council.

This form gives notice to Newcastle Council of the appointment of the Principal Certifier and the proposed date of commencement of work.  A minimum of 2 days notice before building or subdivisions work commences is required.