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3. Apply for a consent to build or extend a sleepout or cabin

3. E tono whakaaetanga mō te hanga wharau moe, wharau noa nei rānei

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

How to apply for a sleepout or cabin

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If your sleepout or cabin 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 MasterCard, Visa or Account2Account (bank transfer).

Apply for a building consent now

Apply for a resource consent now

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.

​Consent application fees

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

There are separate fees for resource and building consents.

See Building consent fees and charges and Resource consent and Private Plan Changes fees and deposits.


What happens next

We will return incomplete applications and ask for the missing information. ​

We will process your application within 10 working days.

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