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Check if you need a consent to relocate your building

Tirohia mēnā me tono whakaaetanga rānei koe mō te neke i tō whare

You will need a building consent to relocate your building

You will need to apply for a building consent to relocate any building, including moving:

  • a new building
  • a second hand building
  • on the same site
  • onto another site.

You might need a resource consent to relocate a building

You may also need to apply for a resource consent if your building is:

  • located in a special character area
  • subject to historic heritage protection.

View the Auckland Unitary Plan to find out if your building falls into either of these categories.

Check what you need to do before you apply for a resource consent to relocate a building.

You should know

Your building work must:
  • comply with the Building Code, even if no building consent is needed
  • not damage public service drains if its foundations are close to the pipes.

​How to check if you need a consent to relocate a building

 By phone

Contact us on 09 301 0101.

 In person

​At one of our service centres.

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