42 Owner must apply for certificate of acceptance if building work carried out urgently


If, in reliance on section 41(1)(c) or (cb), building work is carried out without a building consent having been obtained in respect of that work, the owner must, as soon as practicable after completion of the building work, apply for a certificate of acceptance under section 96.


A person commits an offence if the person fails to apply for a certificate of acceptance in accordance with subsection (1).


A person who commits an offence under this section is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.

Section 42(1): amended, on 17 December 2019, by section 10 of the Building Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 27).

Section 42(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).