When to book an inspection
- your Building Consent number
- the site location/address
- the type of inspection required; and
- the name and contact phone number of the person who will be on-site at the time of inspection
Types of inspections
Inspection schedule and maps
|Waitaki Valley up to Ohau||Tuesdays and Thursdays|
|South to Palmerston||Mondays and Wednesdays|
What to expect on inspection day
- respond to any requests from the inspector, so that they can give you approval to proceed:
- minor problems might be easily fixed or approved, and noted on the inspection record (part of the building consent documentation)
- major problems might require a formal amendment through the council before work can proceed
- following an inspection, check the inspection record to see whether the work passed or failed and that all inspections performed are listed
- if the work passed, continue with your work
- if the work failed, fix all areas of non-compliance and arrange another inspection within the advised timeframe.
Building consent authority inspection requirements will vary with the size and complexity of each project.
Meeting the requirements of the Building Consent and Building Code
Notice to Fix (NTF)
A notice to fix may:
- require the owner to apply for a building consent, or for an amendment to an existing building consent
- require the owner to apply for a certificate of acceptance for building work without a building consent
- state that all or any building work must cease immediately until the responsible authority is satisfied that the specified person is able and willing to resume operations in compliance with the Building Act 2004 and Regulations.
Further information can be found on Acting on a Notice to Fix.
Building infringement notice