Applying for a building consent
A building consent is Council approval (acting as the Building Consent Authority) for you to carry out building work at a specified site. It will guarantee that the work detailed in the consent is compliant with the New Zealand Building Code.
When the application should be made
Who the application should be made to
What the application must include
- street address
- legal description of land where the building is located
- building name
- number of levels, including ground level and any levels below
- level and unit number
- area: total floor affected by building work
- current, lawfully established use, including number of occupants per level and per use.
- mailing address
- phone numbers
- fax number
- email address.
- name and details (as above) of the agent (only required if application is being made on behalf of the owner).
- The year when the building was first constructed.
The Building Act 2004 requires your building consent application to be accompanied by:
- the charge fixed by Council (as the Building Consent Authority)
- the plans and specifications required by regulations or, if there are no requirements in regulations, as required by Council
- the Project Information Memorandum PIM (only if the owner has applied for one)
- any development contribution notice, and any resource consent certificate attached under section 37 and a list of the specified systems for the building (from the compliance schedule) whether the systems are existing, new, altered or removed
- any other information the building consent authority reasonably requires.
Cost of applying for building consent
Where do I send my application?
How long it will take to processPlease note:
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Page reviewed: 10 May 2018 4:31pm