Lake Inverell

Construction Certificate

A Construction Certificate is required in addition to a Development Application for any development involving building or subdivision works.

Such applications may be lodged and processed concurrently with Development Applications. A Construction Certificate Application is seeking building approval. Either Council or an accredited Private Certifier can issue a Construction Certificate as the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA).

Applications for a Construction Certificate will require:

  • A copy of the plans submitted with the DA;
  • At least one detailed cross section showing construction details such as roof trusses;
  • Details of provisions for fire safety and resistance (if any);
  • Window size schedule;
  • Structural engineer’s details of any footing, concrete slab or proposed retaining walls requiring approval;
  • Details of proposed insulation (including R rating); and
  • Specification details.



To lodge a Construction Certificate Application with Council you will need to complete the Development, Building and Subdivision Application Form ensuring you:

  • Check the box next to Construction Certificate,
  • Complete sections A-F, and
  • Make sure all the property owners have signed the form under Section B.

Once you have your plans, costs and supporting information together Council staff can provide you with a fee quote prior to lodgement by telephoning (02) 6728 8200.

Construction Certificate Resources
Construction Certificate Fact Sheet[24Kb - PDF]
Principal Certifying Authority Sign[192Kb - PDF]

Please note that Council publications are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Abobe Acrobat to open. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Adobe website  Adobe Acrobat software has an embeded ‘screen reader’ which can read aloud the text in most PDF files and is available for free at

Last modified 16-Jan-2020



Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530