Inspection bookings

When undertaking building, subdivision or drainage works inspections are required by the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) or Regulator to ensure construction meets the regulatory requirements.  


Book your inspection

Step 1.Understand what's required

There are a number of mandatory inspections that must be carried out by the Principal Certifier for building or plumbing works. If critical stage inspections are missed/not undertaken, the Principal Certifier may not be able to issue an Occupation Certificate.

The mandatory inspections that are required for your development, will be listed in the Principal Certifier Agreement. Please ensure that you read the Principal Certifier Agreement carefully to ensure you understand what inspections are required.

The Principal Certifier may request additional inspections, in addition to those listed in the Principal Certifier Agreement.

If it has been identified that your development requires CCTV inspection of the sewer mains, this must be completed first. To request a CCTV inspection, complete the online booking form

Step 2.Submit the required documents

  • Council must have received your Notice to Commence Work advice
  • Council must have a copy of your Owner Builders Permit (if relevant)
  • A copy of approved plans must be available on site for inspecting officers.

Step 3.Prepare your information

Provide the following information when you make your booking request:

  • Application number
  • Date of last inspection
  • Property owner’s name
  • Lot and/or street number
  • Street name and town
  • Your name and phone number
  • Builders name and phone number
  • Date inspection is required and best time
  • The inspection request/type.

Step 4.Book your inspection

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Temporary Structures (Events)

Step 1.Understand what's required

  • You MUST have submitted an application for an Occupation Certificate (OC) via the NSW Planning Portal 14 days prior to the event.
  • Paid the Event OC Application fee to Council.

Step 2.Prepare for your inspection

  • You will need to provide the NSW Planning Portal reference - this will be your Case ID, eg CFT-XXXXX.
  • You MUST allow 5 business days lead time before your inspection is required.
  • Inspections must be booked by 1.00pm no later than 5 business days before the required inspection.

Book your inspection