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Free advice before submitting a consent application
If you're planning a development, subdivision or building that may need a consent or permit, talk to us before submitting your application.
Why you should talk to us
Early discussions with us will help you make informed decisions about your application and avoid unnecessary processing delays.
For simple enquiries, we offer up to 15 minutes of free assistance where you can speak to an expert about your project.
Appointments for free advice
You should know
Free planning advice is available by phone only. Call our planning team on 09 301 0101 between 8.30am to 12noon Monday to Friday.
Free engineering and building consent advice is available by video call only. Call us on 09 301 0101 to book an appointment.
|Auckland Design Manual||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/auckland-design-manual.aspx||Auckland Design Manual||The Auckland Design Manual provides objective criteria and context for making your design decisions.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Building site management||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/building-site-management.aspx||Building site management||Find out how to manage risks like toxic material and exposed soil on a building site. ||aspx||Building and consents|
|Engage a professional to help with your consent application or project ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/engage-professional-help-with-project.aspx||Engage a professional to help with your consent application or project ||The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website has information about getting professional help to prepare your resource consent application. ||aspx||Resource consents|
|Resource consent pre-application guidance||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/resource-consent-pre-application-guidance.aspx||Resource consent pre-application guidance||Find out what our resource consent pre-application guidance includes, how to request it, and what happens after you apply.||aspx||Resource consents|
|Consent, licensing and environmental monitoring support for Māori and iwi||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/kaupapa-maori/Pages/consent-licencing-environmental-monitoring-support-maori-iwi.aspx||Consent, licensing and environmental monitoring support for Māori and iwi||This service provides guidance for iwi and Māori who need support with resource consents, building consents, licensing, and environmental monitoring. ||aspx||Building and consents
Licences and regulations consultation|
|What is a consent and do you need one?||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-is-consent.aspx||What is a consent and do you need one?||Find out what a resource consent and a building consent are, and how to check if you need one.||aspx||Building consents