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Extension of time to commence building work
From the date your building consent was issued, you have 12 months to start work. After 24 months, we must decide whether or not to issue the Code Compliance Certificate.
When to apply for an extension of time
Your consent may lapse if you cannot start building work within 12 months.
To avoid your consent lapsing, you need to apply for an extension of time before the specified time frame is reached.
Work not started
If you have not started work or we have not done any inspections within 12 months of issuing your consent, we will send you a letter asking if you intend to proceed.
If you want to proceed but need more time, apply for an extension of time.
If you don't apply for an extension of time before your consent lapses, you will need to apply for a new building consent to complete your project.
Application fees for extension of time
* Fees are indicative pricing only
Read fee table.
|Extension of time to commence building work under a building consent - Fixed Fee (non-refundable, no additional charges) ||$157|
|Lapsing of building consent - Base fee (non-refundable, additional charges may apply) ||$175|
How to apply for an extension of time
We only accept online applications for this service. If you are unable to apply digitally, visit one of our service centres for assistance in making your online application.
Call us on 09 301 0101 to speak with our building and planning help desk if you have questions regarding your application.
What happens next
The team leader or senior inspector will consider your application and after reviewing your building consent file, will make a decision. The decision will depend on whether there have been any changes to the Building Code.
|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, resource consent or regulatory engineering invoice.||aspx||Building consents|
|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||Building and consents|
|Apply for an amendment (major variation) to your building consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-consents/making-change-building-consent/Pages/apply-for-amendment.aspx||Apply for an amendment (major variation) to your building consent||If you are making changes to a building consent, find out if you need to submit an amendment. ||aspx||Building consents|
|Apply for a minor variation to your building consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-consents/making-change-building-consent/Pages/apply-minor-variation-building-consent.aspx||Apply for a minor variation to your building consent||If you are making changes to a building consent, find out if you need to submit a minor variation.||aspx||Building consents|
|Change Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) details for your project||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-consents/making-change-building-consent/Pages/change-LBP.aspx||Change Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) details for your project||Find out how to change the details of LBPs doing, or supervising, your restricted building work.||aspx||Building and consents|
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