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Place a third party (safe and sanitary) report on your property file

Whakamaua he ripoata a tira kē (āhuru me te parukore) ki runga i to kōnae a rawa

What is a third party (safe and sanitary) report?

A third party (safe and sanitary) report is an independent report from a third party. The report verifies the condition of a building or building work carried out before 1 July 1992. The work may have been done with or without a building permit - at that time, there was no building consent process as we know it today.

For information about how we deal with unauthorised building work read:

When you need a third party (safe and sanitary) report

You may want to place a third party report on your property file if:

  • you want to verify the condition of a building or building work carried out before 1 July 1992, when selling or buying it
  • your bank wants assurance that the building is safe and suitable for its use.

You can submit the report to us, as a matter of public record, so that we can add it to your property file.

You may also need to submit a third party report with your building consent application, when moving or relocating a second-hand building.

Who can prepare a third party (safe and sanitary) report

A person suitably qualified to prepare a third party report may be:

  • a registered building surveyor
  • a registered architect or engineer
  • a Licensed Building Practitioner or
  • any other professional that we have approved.

​Fee for placing a third party (safe and sanitary) report on your property file

Read fee table.
DescriptionFixed fee
Receiving third party reports or any other information to place on a property file$250

How to place a third party report on your property file

 Online

 In person

Bring the report, a completed form and any supporting documents, to one of our service centres, and pay by:

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

 By post

Send the report, a completed form and any supporting documents, along with your cheque payment, to:

Building control
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

What happens next

We put the report on the property information file, with advice stating that we do not accept liability for the contents of the report, or any representations made in the report.