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Apply for a building consent
How to apply for a building consent
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.
If you are unable to apply online
Visit one of our
service centres 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
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.
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.
|Description||Fixed 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
Go to the Actions menu of the specific consent and select either
View invoices and payments or
Building a dam
For information about a building consent for a dam see
Waikato Regional Council website.
Building Bulletin newsletter
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Building bulletin newsletter.
|Advice before you start||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance||Advice before you start||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 are here to help.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Building and renovation projects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects||Building and renovation projects||Guides 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.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Prepare your building consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-consents/prepare-building-consent-application||Prepare your building consent application||Find out what you need to do to prepare your building consent application.||aspx||Building consents|
|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
|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||Building consents|
|Temporary structures||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/temporary-structures||Temporary structures||Find out about temporary structures, if they need a building or resource consent, and how to get one.||aspx||Building and consents|