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Apply for a building consent to install a solar or heat pump water heating

E tono whakaaetanga mō te whakauru pūrere ā-papa hopu ngao o te rā me ngā papu whakawera wai

What you should know before you apply for a building consent to install a solar or heat pump water heating

We recommend that the supplier or installer of the appliance completes and submits the application on your behalf.

You will need to supply a letter authorising the installer to act on your behalf with the application.

After your device has been installed, your installer will also need to provide a completed producer statement construction (PS3) Solar or heat pump water heating.

Solar and heat pump water heating building consent fee

Read fee table.
Service Fee
Subsidised fee for solar or heat pump water heating devices installed by an approved installer offering a producer statement$254
Solar or heat pump water heating devices installed by a person who is not an approved installer (includes one inspection)

$254 plus inspection deposit fee of $162

** The installer must be listed on our producer statement authors register

How to apply for a building consent to install solar and heat pump water heating system

For more information on how to apply see:

 Online

Upload the completed AC1017 Lodgement checklist: Water heater (solar or heat pump)

You will need to login to complete the online application and pay by Visa, MasterCard or Account2Account (bank transfer). ​

Solar or heat pump water heating

 By post

Send the completed application form, supporting documents and cheque payment to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 In person

Bring the completed application form and supporting documents to the service centres nearest to the address of your project, and pay by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa (A convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies).

What happens next

We process the solar water heating applications within 20 working days.

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