Building Consents

Find out how to apply for a building consent, the Council inspection process, and how to apply for a code compliance certificate when the project is finished.

Before You Start Your Project

You must check about getting a building consent before work starts.

Pre-Application Meetings

If you are working on a large or complex project, you may need to have a pre-application meeting wit...

    Apply

    Forms and guidance on how to apply for a building consent.

    Fees

    The fees payable for your building consent depend on the work you are doing. Fees are due when you a...

      Restricted Building Work

      Only licensed building practitioners are allowed to carry out or supervise certain types of building...

        Inspections

        During construction, you will need to arrange for Council building officers to inspect the work that...

          Building Warrant of Fitness

          Properties require a Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) for systems like lifts and fire alarms.

            Code Compliance Certificate

            A Code Compliance Certificate is issued when a job is finished and the Council is satisfied building...

              Certificate of Acceptance

              A Certificate of Acceptance provides limited assurance in certain situations that the Council has in...

                Certificate for Public Use

                A Certificate for Public Use allows premises affected by building work to be used by the public.

                  Fencing Private Pools

                  You must have a fence around a swimming pool or spa pool on your property.