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Consents, building and renovation projects

COVID-19 building and consents information

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Getting started on a project

 

 

Building and renovation projectshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projectsBuilding and renovation projectsGuides to help you find out if you need a consent for your project, including; decks, fences, garages, sheds, gazebos, pools, re-clad work, heating, sleepouts, home renovations, water tanks and more.aspxBuilding and consents
Advice before you starthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidanceAdvice before you startIf you are unsure about what you need to know or do before you apply for a building or resource consent, get in touch with us. We're here to help.aspxBuilding and consents
What can I do in my zone?https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-can-do-zone.aspxWhat can I do in my zone?Find out how to check your property zone and the different activities allowed in your zone. Includes information on different housing zones.aspxPlanning zones
What is a consent and do I need one?https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-is-consent.aspxWhat is a consent and do I need one?Find out what a resource consent and a building consent are, and how to check if you need one.aspxBuilding consents Resource consents

Building and resource consents

 

 

Resource consentshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consentsResource consentsFind information on types of resource consents, how to apply, subdivisions, fees, earthworks, access ways, water permits, road naming, appeals, conditions, ongoing monitoring and more.aspxBuilding and consents
Building consentshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-consentsBuilding consentsInformation on building consents, including; how to apply, fees, certificates you need, changing a consent, checklists, appeals, producer statements, CCC, licensed building practitioners and more.aspxBuilding and consents
Consent exemptionshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/consent-exemptionsConsent exemptionsInformation on building work you can do yourself, owner-builder exemptions from building consents, and adding an exemption to your property file.aspxBuilding and consents
Tracking and paying for a consent applicationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/tracking-paying-consent-applicationTracking and paying for a consent applicationInformation on paying a consent invoice, requesting a refund, and tracking the progress of a consent application.aspxBuilding and consents
Inspections of building or renovation workhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/inspections-building-renovation-workInspections of building or renovation workFind out what type of inspections you might need, how to book and cancel inspections and what happens during an inspection.aspxInspections

Building issues and legislation

 

 

Complaints and building fineshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/compliance-building-finesComplaints and building finesFind out how to pay or dispute a building fine, and who to contact if you want to report an issue. Also, learn how we ensure compliance.aspxBuilding and consents
Natural hazards and earthquake-prone buildingshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/natural-hazards-earthquake-buildingsNatural hazards and earthquake-prone buildingsA possible natural hazard on your property affects your ability to build on it or alter an existing building. Learn about natural hazards and working on earthquake-prone buildings.aspxBuilding and consents
Commercial building systemshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/commercial-building-systemsCommercial building systemsGet a compliance schedule or building warrant of fitness (BWoF) for specified systems in your building. Learn how an Independent Qualified person (IQP) can inspect and write reports on your specified systems. aspxBuilding and consents
​Keep your swimming pool or spa safehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/pool-or-spa-safe.aspx​Keep your swimming pool or spa safeMake sure your pool area is safe and properly fenced, and find out about the regular pool safety inspections we conduct.aspx
Building legislationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/building-legislation.aspxBuilding legislationRules and standards laid out in the Building Act and Building Code are there for your safety, and the safety of others.aspxBuilding and consents
Certificate of acceptance (CoA) for unconsented building workhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/certificate-acceptance-unconsented-building-work.aspxCertificate of acceptance (CoA) for unconsented building workA CoA provides a limited assurance that we are satisfied unconsented building work complies with the current New Zealand Building Code.aspxBuilding and consents
Papatoetoe designation areahttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/papatoetoe-designation-area.aspxPapatoetoe designation areaThe Papatoetoe area affected by the tornado on 19 June has been covered by a "designation" under the Building Act 2004 in order to support response and recovery efforts. aspxBuilding and consents

​Land, infrastructure and permitted activities

 

 

Consider stormwater when buildinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwaterConsider stormwater when buildingIf you are doing any sort of development, one of the factors you need to consider is stormwater. Find out what you need to know about stormwater before you begin.aspxStormwater
Engineering approvalshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/engineering-approvalsEngineering approvalsFind out about different types of engineering approvals, why you might need them and how to apply for one. aspxEngineering
Working on or around treeshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-treesWorking on or around treesFind out if a tree is protected and if you need to apply for a resource consent before working on, around or underneath trees on your, neighbouring, and council properties.aspxBuilding and consents Resource consents
Development contributionshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/development-contributionsDevelopment contributionsFind out what development contributions are and the types of projects you may need to pay fees for. Use our tool to estimate your contribution fees.aspxBuilding and consents
National Environmental Standards - permitted activitieshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/permitted-activitiesNational Environmental Standards - permitted activitiesNES are nationally-consistent regulations that set technical levels of quality that must be reached on a variety of activities affecting the environment. These activities include forestry freshwater use and more.aspxBuilding and consents Environment consultation
Designations and outline planshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/designations-outline-plans.aspxDesignations and outline plansDesignations are areas set aside for network utilities or large public works. Find out about outline plans and how they affect you.aspxBuilding and consents

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