Free advice before submitting a consent application
He Āwhina kore utu i mua i te tono whakaaetanga
If you're planning a development, subdivision or building that may need a consent or permit, talk to us before submitting your application.
Why you should talk to us
Early discussions with us will help you make informed decisions about your application and avoid unnecessary processing delays.
For simple enquiries, we offer up to 15 minutes of free assistance at our service centres listed in the table below, where you can speak to an expert about your project.
We also offer this service over the telephone for those who can't come to one of our offices.
Appointments for free advice
You need to book an appointment for your free advice for all locations.
Call 09 301 0101 to book.
More specific enquiries
For more specific enquiries, we offer individually tailored pre-application guidance, where you can discuss your proposal with the relevant staff.
We do charge for the pre-application guidance service.
|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|
|The Fire Engineering Brief (FEB) process||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/ask-for-guidance/Pages/fire-engineering-brief.aspx||The Fire Engineering Brief (FEB) process||Find out when you need to follow the FEB process.||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|
|Engage a professional to help with your project ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/start-with-an-idea/Pages/engage-professional-help-with-project.aspx||Engage a professional to help with your project ||The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website has information about getting professional help to prepare your resource consent application. ||aspx|