Left to right: Casper Mateariki, Tangimetua Ngatokorua, DPM Robert Tapaitau, Nooroa Tupa and Louis Teiti – Director.

Building Control and Regulatory

Building Control is a core service delivery unit within ICI responsible for ensuring that all developments are in compliance with the Cook Islands Building Code, Standards and Act, promoting and ensuring best building practices are implemented. This is a service that also regulates the built environment through health, safety and welfare of persons in or about buildings. 

If you are considering building or altering a property, we have a complete Building Control service, from pre-application advice through to inspection and certification of the completed work.

Building Control

Our building control surveyors are here to help you ensure your property is safe and up to current legal requirements. This covers everything from building design to services and utilities, means of escape, and much more.

Completion certificates are often required to show that building work complies with the regulations, for mortgage purposes or in any future sale of the property.

Where works are carried out without building regulations approval being sought, the owner may be prosecuted.

If you are not sure what kind of approval you require, please ask us for free advice. Always check whether you will need planning permission beforehand.

Application forms for Building Permits and Building Inspection requests can be downloaded. Click on links on our page.

Find a Builder

Your home, and the people who live inside it, are important assets.

How do you know if your builder has experience or is qualified? 

The Building Regulation Committee serves as a resource for finding you the most qualified individuals and companies in the industry. 

Always ask the question: “Are you a member of the Building Regulation Committee?”  ICI has provided you with a list of potential builders who are registered and part of the Building Regulation Committee Group. If you wish to find a builder, click on the link below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Do you have lots of questions and want answers?  ICI has put together a list of frequently asked questions that you may want to review to help you get a better understanding of the Building Regulatory requirements. Or if you require additional information about building your home in general, here is some information that can help you.