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Many building consent online application forms have now been combined into one form.

In line with objectives to simplify the consenting process, changes have been made to the “Consents, building and renovation projects” website section. The consenting process remains the same, but we have repositioned many of the related web pages to make them easier to find. For example, the resource and building consents have been moved into separate sections. Bookmarks for certain web pages may no longer work. To learn more, see Building and consent website restructure.

Getting started on a project

 

 

Building and renovation projectshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projectsBuilding and renovation projectsBuilding and renovation project guides that can help you find out if you need a consent for your project and how to apply for one in case you have to. aspx
Advice before you starthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidanceAdvice before you startIf you are unsure about what you need to know or do before you apply for a building or resource consent, get in touch with us. We're here to help.aspx
What can I do in my zone?https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-can-do-zone.aspxWhat can I do in my zone?Find out how to check your property zone and the different activities allowed in your zone. Includes information on different housing zones.aspx
What is a consent and do I need one?https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-is-consent.aspxWhat is a consent and do I need one?Find out what a resource consent and a building consent are, and how to check if you need one.aspx

Building and resource consents

 

 

Resource consentshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consentsResource consentsFind information on types of resource consents, how to apply, subdivisions, fees, earthworks, access ways, water permits, road naming, appeals, conditions, ongoing monitoring and more.aspx
Building consentshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-consentsBuilding consentsInformation on building consents, including; how to apply, fees, certificates you need, changing a consent, checklists, appeals, producer statements, CCC, licensed building practitioners and more.aspx
Consent exemptionshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/consent-exemptionsConsent exemptionsInformation on building work you can do yourself, owner-builder exemptions from building consents, and adding an exemption to your property file.aspx
Tracking and paying for a consent applicationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/tracking-paying-consent-applicationTracking and paying for a consent applicationInformation on paying a consent invoice, requesting a refund, and tracking the progress of a consent application.aspx
Inspections of building or renovation workhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/inspections-building-renovation-workInspections of building or renovation workFind out what type of inspections you might need, how to book and cancel inspections and what happens during an inspection.aspx

Building issues and legislation

 

 

Complaints and building fineshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/compliance-building-finesComplaints and building finesFind out how to pay or dispute a building fine.aspx
Commercial building systemshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/commercial-building-systemsCommercial building systemsFind out how to get a compliance schedule or building warrant of fitness (BWoF) for specified systems in your building and how an Independent Qualified person (IQP) can inspect, maintain and write reports on your specified systems. aspx
Natural hazards and earthquake-prone buildingshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/natural-hazards-earthquake-buildingsNatural hazards and earthquake-prone buildingsA possible natural hazard on your property affects your ability to build on it or alter an existing building. Plus, learn about natural hazards and working on earthquake-prone buildings.aspx
Building legislationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/building-legislation.aspxBuilding legislationRules and standards laid out in the Building Act and Building Code are there for your safety, and the safety of others.aspx
Certificate of acceptance (CoA) for unconsented building workhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/certificate-acceptance-unconsented-building-work.aspxCertificate of acceptance (CoA) for unconsented building workFind out your options when you discover unconsented building work. aspx
​Keep your swimming pool or spa safehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/pool-or-spa-safe.aspx​Keep your swimming pool or spa safeMake sure your pool area is safe and properly fenced, and find out about the regular pool safety inspections we conduct.aspx

​Land and infrastructure

 

 

Consider stormwater when buildinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwaterConsider stormwater when buildingIf you are doing any sort of development, one of the factors you need to consider is stormwater. Find out what you need to know about stormwater before you begin.aspx
Development contributionshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/development-contributionsDevelopment contributionsFind out what development contributions are and the types of projects you may need to pay fees for. Use our tool to estimate your contribution fees.aspx
Engineering approvalshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/engineering-approvalsEngineering approvalsFind out about different types of engineering approvals, why you might need them and how to apply for one. aspx
Working on or around treeshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-treesWorking on or around treesFind out if a tree is protected and if you need to apply for a resource consent before working on, around or underneath trees on your, neighbouring, and council properties.aspx
Designations and outline planshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/designations-outline-plans.aspxDesignations and outline plansDesignations are areas set aside for network utilities or large public works. Find out about outline plans and how they affect you.aspx

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