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Guidelines for online building consent applications

Document format standards for online building consent applications

  • Provide documentation in PDF format.
  • Documents can be provided in colour (relevant for resource consents and engineering approvals).
  • Upload documents against individual attachment types – folders can’t be used.
  • Minimise company logos to keep file sizes down.
  • Create individual files size up to 300MB.
  • Check documents are not locked or password-protected.
  • Present drawings in landscape view.

Document naming standards for online building consent applications

Keep file names short and use the recommended naming standards when you make an online building consent application.

This will help us process your application faster.

Document type Recommended naming standard
Application Form Application Form
Record(s) of title RoT
Specialist report(s) (optional) {relevant type} Report - e.g. Fire Report
Calculations & Specifications Calcs and Specs
Producer Statement PS {relevant number type}
Technical Literature Tech Lit
Plans {relevant type} Plan - e.g. Architectural Plan
Certificate of Design Work CoW
Land owner / affected party approval(s) (optional) LOA
Additional documents (optional)

{clear description}

Online application guide

Use our guide for help with the online application process.

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