Appeal a building consent decision
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How to appeal a building consent decision
Make a formal complaint
If you are unhappy with our decision on you consent or your problem has not been resolved, you can make a formal complaint.
Complain through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
If your complaint has not been resolved to your satisfaction through our complaints process, then you can complain about a building consent authority through the MBIE.
Apply for a determination
If no one can agree on whether building work complies with the Building Code or we make a This decision you disagree with, you may be able to apply for a determination.
A determination is a legally binding ruling made by MBIE.
How a determination is reached
Determinations can look at whether a building or building work complies with the Building Code. They can apply to building work that is planned, partly done or complete.
MBIE takes a detailed look at the specific matter and makes a legally binding decision. The law that covers determinations is set out in the Building Act 2004 (sections 176-190).
A determination can be appealed to the District Court.
Find out more about determinations
See the information about determinations on the MBIE website.
|Complaints and building fines||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/compliance-building-fines||Complaints and building fines||Find 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.||aspx|
|Pay a consent invoice||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/tracking-paying-consent-application/Pages/pay-consent-invoice.aspx||Pay a consent invoice||Find out how to pay a building consent invoice. Pay online, by post, or in person.||aspx|
|Request a consent fee refund||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/tracking-paying-consent-application/Pages/request-consent-fee-refund.aspx||Request a consent fee refund||If you believe that we owe you money related to your building consent or building inspections, you can request a refund. Find out how here.||aspx|
|Tracking the progress of your consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/tracking-paying-consent-application/Pages/tracking-progress-consent-application.aspx||Tracking the progress of your consent application||Find out how to track the progress of your consent application.||aspx|
|Resource consent appeals and objections||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/receive-decision-resource-consent/Pages/resource-consent-appeals-objections.aspx||Resource consent appeals and objections||Read about resource consent conditions, how to object to a decision on a resource consent and how to appeal to the environment court. ||aspx|
|How we assess your building consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-consents/prepare-building-consent-application/Pages/assess-building-consent-application.aspx||How we assess your building consent application||Find out what steps are involved in processing your building consent application.||aspx|