How do I apply for a building consent?

Last updated: 29 Nov, 2018 11:36am

You can apply online for a building consent via the Simpli page

The electronic Simpli form provides advice and guidance on what is required.

If you are not familiar with building plans and compliance with the building code you may need to engage a design professional (an architect for example) to supply the required drawings and information and to apply for a building consent on your behalf.

You can also find useful information about applying for a building consent and download publications from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment  

Checklists are available from the council to assist you to provide the right information and documentation with your building consent application.

Depending on the nature of your project, you may need to apply for a resource consent as well as a building consent.

A section 37 certificate will be attached to your project information memorandum or approved building consent if a resource consent is also required.

Submitting your application

The electronic submission goes directly to Council and we can contact you through the same portal that you submit your consent

Acceptance by the council

Your application will be checked to ensure the required information is provided before being accepted. Applications will not be accepted if information is missing.

This initial check is on the content of the application only. A more detailed check will be carried out during the processing of the application.

Postal applications will be returned by mail if not accepted.


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