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Apply for a minor engineering approval

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Minor engineering approval application fee

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Service Deposit
Approval of engineering works (minor) and common access way$600

How to apply for a minor engineering approval

Only use this form for minor works, such as:

  • public stormwater and/or wastewater connections within the site
  • renewal of a public stormwater pipe to the same grade and alignment
  • isolated rehabilitation of existing pipe or manhole
  • raising or lowering a public manhole lid.


Engineering approval - minor

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, supporting documents and cheque payment to:

Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Auckland 1142

 In person

​Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to a service centre nearest to the address of your project, and pay by:
  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa (a convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies).

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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