Apply for a building consent
E tono mō te whakaaetanga hanga whare
You should know
The building consent office will be closed between 20 December 2018 and 10 January 2019. These dates will not count toward the standard 20-working day processing time, so please take this into account when applying.
You will be able to book pre-application meetings from 23 January 2019.
Complete and send two printed copies of your application along with supporting documents (including the relevant lodgement checklist) to:
Private Bag 92300
Complete and bring two printed copies of your application along with supporting documents (including the relevant lodgement checklist) to a customer service centre
Deposit fee calculator
If you are applying for a building or resource consent, use the
building and resource consent deposit calculator to find out how much your deposit will be.
Application fees* for building consents
* Fees are indicative pricing only
Read fee table.
|Description|| Processing deposit|| Inspection deposit|| Total deposit|
|Project value up to $1999||$500||$288||$788|
|Project value $2000 to $4999||$840||$432||$1272|
|Project value $5000 to $19,999||$1325||$576||$1901|
|Project value $20,000 to $99,999||$1925||$720||$2645|
|Project value $100,000 to $499,999||$2775||$1440||$4215|
|Project value over $500,000||$4620||$1728||$6348|
What happens next
It can take us up to
20 working days to assess your building consent application.
If we need
more information, your allocated service manager will contact you.
If you have lodged your consent online, you can access and track your resource consent, building consent, required inspections, advice notes and conditions, code compliance certificate application, licensing applications etc. online. We will also let you know the outcome of your application by email and post.
You need to pay all outstanding fees before we can issue your consent.
Detailed guidance on applying for a building consent
|Ask for guidance||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/ask-for-guidance||Ask for guidance||Step three: If 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|
|Check if you need a consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/check-if-need-consent||Check if you need a consent||Step two: Check if you need consent for your project and whether you need a professional to carry out the work.||aspx|
|Prepare your building consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/prepare-application/prepare-building-consent-application||Prepare your building consent application||Find out what you need to do to prepare your building consent application.||aspx|
|How we assess your building consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/processing-consent-application/Pages/assess-building-consent-application.aspx||How we assess your building consent application||Find out what steps are involved in processing your building consent application.||aspx|
|Engage a professional to help with your consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/prepare-application/Pages/engage-professional-help-with-consent-application.aspx||Engage a professional to help with your consent application||Find a list of the kinds of professionals who can help you with your consent applications.||aspx|
|What to do if you don't want to proceed with an issued building consent or application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/starting-building-renovation-work/making-change-building-consent/Pages/apply-to-cancel-withdraw-building-consent.aspx||What to do if you don't want to proceed with an issued building consent or application||Find out how to no longer proceed with an issued building consent or a building consent application during processing, why you might need to and how to apply to do it.||aspx|