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

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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.

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

Our tip

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.

 By post

​Send your completed consent application, supporting documents and cheque payment to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

Apply for a resource consent

Apply for a building consent

 In person

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

Apply for a resource consent

Apply for a building 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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