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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.

​How to apply for a building consent

Applying online will be faster and you will be able to track the processing of your consent online. You will also save money as you will not need to supply printed plans.

We can process your application faster if you submit a good quality application. Read how to prepare a quality building consent application.

Our tip

For information about building consent for a dam, see the Waikato Regional Council website.

 Online

Complete the relevant lodgement checklist and upload it with your application online.

Apply now

Before you apply check the document naming standards for building consent online applications.

 By post

Complete and send two printed copies of your application along with supporting documents (including the relevant lodgement checklist) to:

Auckland Council

  Private Bag 92300

  Auckland 1142

 In person

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$1100$576$1676
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.

Your allocated service manager will contact you if we need more information - see How we assess your building consent application

If you have lodged your consent online, you can access and track:

  • resource consents
  • building consents
  • required inspections
  • advice notes and conditions
  • code compliance certificate applications
  • licencing applications. 

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

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