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Request an exemption from needing a building consent​

Tonoa tētahi whakawāteatanga mō te whai whakaaetanga hanganga

When you could get an exemption

If the building work you want to do does need a building consent, but it is minor or low risk, we can consider granting you an exemption from needing a building consent.

To be considered for an exemption, the building work must not have started.

To grant an exemption, we must be satisfied that:

  • the building work will be carried out in accordance with the Building Code
  • it is unlikely to endanger people or any building on the proposed site or neighbouring properties.

You will need to provide the same level of detail as you would when applying for a building consent, so we can make a full assessment and a decision.

Exemption application fees
Read fee table.
Application for exemption from building consent requirements (deposit plus additional charges where applicable)$440

Apply for a building consent exemption

 By post

Send your completed application form cheque payment to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 In person

Bring your completed application form to any one of our service centres and pay by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa (a convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies).

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