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Appeal a building consent decision by getting a determination

How to appeal a building consent decision

There is no formal process to appeal a building consent decision through Auckland Council. However, you can apply for a determination through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

How is a determination reached

Determinations can look at whether a building or building work complies with the Building Code. They can apply to building work that is planned, partly done or complete.

MBIE takes a detailed look at the specific matter and makes a legally binding decision. The law that covers determinations is set out in the Building Act 2004 (sections 176-190).

A determination can be appealed to the District Court.

Find out more about determinations

To find out more about determinations, see the information about determinations on the MBIE website

You could also read about previous determinations on the MBIE website. Some of them might be about a situation like yours.

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