Temporary structures that do not need a building consent
Some temporary structures that are no more than 100 square meters and will be in place no longer than 30 days can be erected without a building consent, including:
- marquees or tents
- seating and bleaches
- temporary ablutions.
You will not need a building consent for a temporary storage stack for goods and materials that will be in place for a limited time only.
For more information, see the MBIE guidance on Building work that does not require a consent.
Temporary structures that might get an exemption from needing a building consent
Building work we may consider for an exemption includes:
- a tent or marquee with an occupancy less than 250 people
- inherently stable stands exceeding 2.4m in height or supported by a producer statement
- statues over 2m in height
- seating arrangements for less than 250 people
- Christmas trees or similar supported by a producer statement
- previously successful applications at the same location, with the same size and occupancy level
- proposals that do not require a fire report for occupancy loading or flammability index matters.
When you apply for your building consent we check to see if we can grant an exemption. If your proposal is complex or has high risk factors we will not be able to give you an exemption, so we will process your application as normal.
To find out how to apply for a building consent for your temporary structure, see the temporary structure consent process.
How to check if you need a consent for a temporary structure
There are several ways to check if you need a consent: