Regulatory reform has meant that the previous term "Principal Certifying Authority" has been removed from legislation in NSW. This term has been replaced by "Principal Certifier".
A Principal Certifier is appointed by the owner or applicant where building works are subject to a Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate and is responsible for the following:
Council can fulfil the role of Principal Certifier. To appoint Council as the Principal Certifier for your building work, please complete the Appointment of Singleton Council as a Building Certifying Authority Form and lodge it with Council. If Council is not the Principal Certifier, Council must be notified of who has been appointed at least two (2) days prior to building work commencing.
Why Choose Singleton Council as your Principal Certifier?
For further information about the building approval process and choosing a Principal Certifier, please refer to the NSW Building Professionals Board website.