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1. Check if you need a consent to build, repair or replace a carport

​Have your plan ready

Before checking whether you need a consent for your carport, you need to know:

  • dimensions of the project (height, total area)
  • location on property where the project will go
  • size of the property in square metres
  • total pre-existing building coverage on property
  • total pre-existing hard surfaces on property.

There will be an explanation on how to calculate these factors in the online consent tool.

Our tip

If your carport is close to a boundary, and you have the written approval from your neighbours, you can apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity.
 
This application replaces the need to apply for a resource consent.
 
You will still need to apply for a building consent, if required.

​How to check if you need a consent to build, repair or replace a carport

 Online

​Our online tool helps you check if you need a building or resource consent for your carport.

This tool only applies to carports located on the ground.

Have your plans ready before you start.

It should take you about 10 minutes to complete.

Check now to build a carport

Check now to repair or replace a carport

 By phone

​Contact us on 09 301 0101.

 In person

​Visit your nearest service centre.

You should know

If you are building close to boundaries, consider the Building Code requirements on protection from fire - particularly the possible spread of fire to a neighbour's property.
Your building work must:
  • comply with the Building Code, even if no building consent is needed
  • not damage public service drains if its foundations are close to the pipes.