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Apply for a consent to put in a residential or small heated pool

Consent application fee

The cost of putting in your residential or small heated pool will depend on the nature and value of your project. There are separate fees for resource and building consents.

Use our deposit calculator to find out.

If you are unsure if you need a building consent, resource consent or both, see Put in a swimming pool or large spa and Check if you need a consent to put in a residential pool or spa.

How to apply for a consent to put in a residential or small heated pool

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If your residential or small heated pool 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.

We only accept online applications for building consents and resource consents. If you are unable to apply digitally, visit one of our service centres for assistance in making your online application.

 

Apply for a resource consent

Apply for a building consent

 

If there is no way to provide digital copies of your plans or documents, visit one of our service centres. Our staff will accept your documents for an additional charge. The charge covers costs involved with us scanning your documents into our digital building consent system.

Call us on 09 301 0101 to speak with our building and planning help desk if you have questions regarding your application.

Apply for a building consent

​Apply for a resource consent

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

What happens next

It can take us up to 20 working days to assess your building consent application.

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

 

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