Building inspections are required at key stages during the development and are mandatory under current legislation. 

Blue Mountains Building Certifiers will provide a schedule of inspections required for your development, with the Construction Certificate.

It is important not to miss any mandatory inspections, as this can prevent the issue of an Occupation Certificate.

Request a building inspection

Call our friendly staff on (02) 4780 5422 during business hours. You will need to allow at least 24 hours notice.

Before site works start

At least two days before commencing works on site you need to submit a Notice of Commencement of building works. This can be found with your inspection schedule. 

Various matters are required to be addressed prior to commencement. Factor these into your project timeline so that the first inspection is not delayed.

This may include:

  • Providing either the HBCF Insurance Certificate (when using a principal contractor/building) or Owner Builders Permit (when choosing to owner build).
  • Sydney Water building plan approval – (Tap In
  • Install required site management elements, such as sediment and erosion controls, site signage, site toilet, etc
  • Tree protection measures – where required by the development consent.
  • Waste management and storage.

Inspection results

Inspection results are generated and emailed direct to the builder following the inspection.

Final inspection and Occupation Certificate

Before booking your final inspection make sure all required documentation has been provided. At the final inspection, the Certifier will ensure the building work complies with the codes and standards and that all conditions of the development consent are met. They will also check all the documentation has been received. 

After a satisfactory final inspection you may apply online for an Occupation Certificate via the NSW Planning Portal.

Guidelines on how to apply for an Occupation Certificate are available on the NSW Planning Portal site.