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Apply for a building consent

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​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.

 Online

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

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

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 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.

 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

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 $100,000 to $499,999$2775$1440$4215
Project value $20,000 to $99,999$1925$720$2645
Project value $2000 to $4999$840$432$1272
Project value $5000 to $19,999$1325$576$1901
Project value over $500,000$4620$1728$6348
Project value up to $1999$500$288$788

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

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Check if you need a consenthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/check-if-need-consentCheck if you need a consentStep two: Check if you need consent for your project and whether you need a professional to carry out the work.aspx
Ask for guidancehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/ask-for-guidanceAsk for guidanceStep 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
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