Appointment of a Principal Certifier

friendly approachable reliableA Principal Certifier (PC) is required to be appointed in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 before commencement of any building works.

The PC is responsible for ensuring that all works are carried out in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.

The PC is required to carry out mandatory building inspections before, during and at the completion of a building project to ensure that it will meet the NCC (Building Code of Australia), conditions of development consent or complying development approval and other legislative requirements to allow for the issue of an Occupation Certificate.

When lodging your Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate with Hornsby Certifiers you will also need to nominate your appointed Principal Certifier by completing the Appointment of Hornsby Certifiers as your Principal Certifier form and applying for a Principal Certifier Appointment Application on the NSW Planning Portal. Refer to 'Submit an Application to Appoint a Principal Certifier' (PDF) for instructions on this process.

Principal Certifier (PC) Form

Principal Certifier (PC) Appointment on Portal

Apply to enter into a Contract with Hornsby Shire Council (Hornsby Certifiers) to provide Certification Work

Please contact Hornsby Certifiers via email: or phone (02) 9847 6787 for further enquiries.