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Separate a building consent
Why separate your consent
You may want to separate an issued building consent to break the proposed work down into smaller, more manageable sections.
For example, when only some of the work is completed and you need to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) for the work that has been done.
When to apply for building consent separation
You can apply for a separation any time after the building consent is issued, as long as the consent is still valid.
You must intend on doing all of the work across the consent you are applying to separate.
If you want to change the scope of the work, Apply for an amendment (major variation).
If there is a structural dependency between units you want to separate, you will need to book a
pre-application meeting before you apply.
What is not covered by a separation?
There are several adjustments to consents which are not covered by the separation process, including:
- removing work on a consent that is not going to be completed
- making design changes, like including a second bedroom or bathroom
- adding new work
- work that has already obtained a CCC
- staged consents.
Apply for an amendment (major variation) if you want to remove or add work and make design changes.
Before you apply
To separate your building consent, you must apply online for an amendment to the original building consent.
Email us at
BCSeparations@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for a copy of the separation form before submitting your application online.
Attach the completed form and the following information with your application:
- A set of drawings detailing the removal of the work you want to separate.
- The value of works to be removed.
- The value of works remaining on the consent.
- Updated plans that show what work will exist on the new consent.
- Structural plans.
- Letter of Authority (if you are not the registered property owner).
- Record of Title.
You do not need to attach additional documents from the original consent to this application. These documents will be copied to the new consent(s).
You should know
Make sure you give us specific details on what you would like separated as this information will appear on future legal documents, such as a Land Information Memorandum (LIM).
How to apply to separate a building consent
We will process applications to separate a building consent within 20 working days.
Cost of separating your building consent
We charge base fees for the separation amendment and any new applications resulting from the separation.
If we approve the separation of your consent, we will reconcile any charges to date against the inspection base fee that we initially charged on the original building consent.
We charge an inspection base fee to both the original and new consents.
We will invoice you for each newly separated building consent after we have reviewed the application.
Read fee table.
|Application to separate an issued building consent (non-refundable base fee)||$1050|
|Make a change to a resource consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/making-change-to-resource-consent||Make a change to a resource consent||Find out how to make changes to a resource consent, after it has been issued.||aspx||Resource consents|
|Building consent pre-application guidance||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/pre-application-guidance.aspx||Building consent pre-application guidance||Find out what our building consent pre-application guidance includes, how to request it, and what happens after you do.||aspx||Building and consents|
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|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|
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