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Complaints about a private certifier or council

Private certifiers and councils must comply with the Development Act 1993 and Development Regulations 2008.

All private certifiers registered in South Australia must also abide by the standards of professional conduct set out in the code of practice - (71.7 KB PDF).

If you feel that your private certifier or council has failed to comply with or violated the Act, Regulations or the Code of Practice then you may lodge a complaint with the Minister for Planning.

A complaint must:

  • be in writing
  • contain particulars of the allegations on which the complaint is based
  • be verified by statutory declaration, which means that the statement of claim must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.

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What is private building certification - (183.3 KB PDF)

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