How Can I?

The process to go through and consents you'll need for common building projects, opening a restaurant, or having an outdoor fire.

Subdivide My Property

Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about when subdividing.

    Build a Garage

    Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of building a garage.

      Alter My House

      Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of your alterations project.

        Build a Retaining Wall

        Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of your project to build a retaining wall.

          Carry Out Earthworks

          Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about when carrying out earthworks.

            Create or Change a Driveway or Kerb

            You need vehicle access approval to create or change a kerb crossing or driveway.

              Build a Deck

              Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of building a deck.

                Open a Restaurant

                Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about when opening a restaurant.

                  Build a House

                  Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of building a garage.

                    Remove a Chimney

                    To help make buildings more resilient in an earthquake, some chimneys may now be removed without hav...

                      Light an Outdoor Fire

                      You need to have a fire permit to light an outdoor fire in Wellington - find out how to get one.

                        Install a Solid Fuel Heater or Fireplace

                        You need a building consent to install a solid fuel heater or fireplace (new, replacement, in-built ...