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3. Apply for a consent to build a deck

3. E tono whakaaetanga mō te hanga rahoraho

We recommend you engage a professional to complete your application form.

Our tip

If your deck 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.


Complete a AC1011 Lodgement checklist: Residential.

You will need to login to complete the online application, upload the completed AC1011 Lodgement checklist: Residential and pay by Visa, MasterCard or Account2Account (bank transfer).

Apply for a building consent

Apply for a resource consent

 In person

​Bring your completed application forms and supporting documents to one of our service centres, and pay by:
  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • Visa or MasterCard. A convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies.

 By post

Send your completed application forms, supporting documents and a cheque payment to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

​Consent application fee

The consent fee depends on the value and complexity of your project.

There are separate fees for resource and building consents.

See Building control fees and charges and Resource consent fees and charges.

What happens next

If you application is not complete, we will return it to you requesting the missing information.

We will process complete applications within 10 working days.

We will let you know the decision by email or post.