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Apply for a major engineering approval

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Building and consents information

Service centres will reopen at Alert Level 2 with necessary health and safety measures in place, including physical distancing and use of the NZ COVID Tracer app.

Building and resource consent applications remain digital only and will only be accepted via the council's website.

To ensure the safety of our staff and customers some of our services remain unavailable at Alert Level 2, including in-person pre-application meetings and drop-in consultations with staff.

Physical inspections and site visits have resumed, but only where appropriate health and safety measures, including social distancing, can be met and are adhered to.

Major engineering approval application fee

Read fee table.
Service Deposit
Approval of engineering works (major) and consent to drainage works - construction of private drains through adjoining premises of works on private land$2500

​How to apply for a major engineering approval

 Online

Engineering approval - major

If you get stuck, consult the online application guide PDF, located towards the end of the When you need an engineering approval page.

 By post

​Send your completed application form and supporting documents to:

Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Auckland 1142

 In person

​Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our service centres, and pay by:
  • cash
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa.

Our tip

At the end of the process, you may need to pay the maintenance bond.

​What happens next

We process the engineering plan approvals within 20 working days unless additional information is required.

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

Phases in the engineering approval process

  1. Assessment and approval of proposal
  2. Construction and inspection
  3. As-built documentation review and completion, and transferring ownership of an asset (like infrastructure).

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