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Apply for a building consent

How to apply for a building consent

Apply online

We only accept online applications for building consents.

Complete the relevant lodgement checklist and upload it with your application. 

There is also a form to complete if you intend to provide producer statements during the construction phase of your project.

Before you apply, you can check our document naming standards. See Guidelines for online building consent applications.

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If you are unable to apply online

Visit one of our libraries with council services for assistance if you cannot:

  • apply for a building consent online
  • provide digital copies of your plans or documents.

Our staff will accept your documents for an additional charge. The charge covers our costs for scanning your documents into our digital building consent system.

Lodgement checklist and producer statement agreement

Application help

If you need help, read our guide on the online application process.

You can also call us on 09 301 0101 and ask to speak with our building and planning help desk.

Payment information


Deposits must be paid at the time of application.

To find out how much your deposit will be, use the Building and resource consent deposit calculator.

Application fees for building consents

Fees are indicative pricing only

You should know

Once work is completed you will need to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC). All CCC applications, including fixed fee consents, will be subject to additional charges for processing (excludes subsidised applications).

Read fee table.
DescriptionFixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection)Total
Project value up to $4,999$840$372$1212
Read fee table.
Description Processing deposit (portion of deposit charged for processing) Inspection deposit (portion of deposit charged for inspection) Total deposit
Project value $5,000 to $19,999$1200$744$1944
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$2000$930$2930
Project value $100,000 to $499,999$3400$1917$5317
Project value $500,000 - $999,999$5000$2556$7556
Project value $1,000,000 and over$7200$3195$10395

When applying online, you can pay by credit card, Online EFTPOS or Account2Account.

A card payment fee of 1.75 per cent applies for credit and debit card payments.

What happens next

It can take us up to 20 working days to assess your building consent application.

You need to pay all outstanding fees before we can issue your consent.

Your allocated service manager will contact you if we need more information.

If you have lodged your consent online, you can access and track:

  • resource consents
  • building consents
  • required inspections
  • advice notes and conditions
  • CCC applications
  • licencing applications. 

We will also let you know the outcome of your application by email and post.

For more information about our process, see How we assess your building consent application

Find your invoice online

You can now view your invoice on myAUCKLAND.

Go to the Actions menu of the specific consent and select either View invoices and payments or View details.

Building a dam

For information about a building consent for a dam see Waikato Regional Council website.

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