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Building and consents

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The building and consents process



Start with an idea with an ideaStep one: Start with an idea. Draw a few sketches, engage a professional to help with your plans and provide advice and do your research.aspx
Check if you need a consent if you need a consentStep two: Check if you need consent for your project and whether you need a professional to carry out the work.aspx
Ask for guidance for guidanceStep three: If 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.aspx
Prepare your consent application your consent applicationStep four: Find out how to prepare a good quality consent application. It's a complicated process, so consider getting help from a professional.aspx
Apply for a consent for a consentStep five: Depending on your project, you may need to apply for building consent, resource consent or both.aspx
Processing your consent application your consent applicationStep six: Find out what's involved in approving your consent application. It may save you time and money.aspx
Receive our decision on your consent application our decision on your consent applicationStep seven: Find out about consent decisions and appeals.aspx
Start your building or renovation work your building or renovation workStep eight: Find out about site management, resource consent conditions and monitoring, and making changes to consents.aspx
Inspections of building or renovation work of building or renovation workStep nine: Find out what type of inspections you might need, how to book and cancel inspections and what happens during an inspection.aspx
Complete your project your projectStep ten: Find out how to complete your project, or extend the time you have to complete it.aspx

Building projects and other building considerations



Compliance, complaints and building fines, complaints and building finesFind out how to pay or dispute a building fine.aspx
Development contributions 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.aspx
Consider stormwater when building 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 your project. aspx
Working on or around trees 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.aspx
Types of resource consent of resource consentFind information on the different types of resource consents. aspx
Building and renovation projects and renovation projectsBuilding and renovation project guides that can help you find out if you need a consent for your project and how to apply for one in case you have to. aspx
Commercial building systems building systemsFind out how to get a compliance schedule or building warrant of fitness (BWoF) for specified systems in your building and how an Independent Qualified person (IQP) can inspect, maintain and write reports on your specified systems. aspx
Engineering approvals approvalsFind out about different types of engineering approvals, why you might need them and how to apply for one. aspx
Producer statement authors statement authorsWhen you submit a producer statement, it helps us decide if your building work complies with the NZ Building Code. aspx
COVID-19 Alert Level 2 consents services Alert Level 2 consents servicesFind out how COVID-19 has affected consents services. aspx
Earthquake-prone buildings buildingsFind out how we identify and manage potentially earthquake-prone buildings.aspx
Building legislation legislationRules and standards laid out in the Building Act and Building Code are there for your safety, and the safety of others.aspx
Designations and outline plans and outline plansDesignations are areas set aside for network utilities or large public works. Find out about outline plans and how they affect you.aspx
Natural hazards hazardsFind out what natural hazards are and how they affect you and your property.aspx
Notice of undertaking a permitted activity in a plantation forest of undertaking a permitted activity in a plantation forestInformation on the process of submitting a Notice to Undertake a Permitted Activity in a Plantation Forest.aspx
​Keep your swimming pool or spa safe​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

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Create a healthy, energy-efficient home a healthy, energy-efficient homeFind out how to create a healthy, energy-efficient home.aspx
Landowner approvals approvalsIf you intend to use council-owned land, such as parks or reserves, then you will need to get the council's landowner approval.aspx