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.

Build a deck

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

    Alter my house

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

      Build a garage

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

        Build a house

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

          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.

              Check my verandah

              If you have a verandah that extends over a public place, such as a footpath, it's important you main...

              Light an outdoor fire

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

              Get a traffic mirror

              There are many points to consider if you’re thinking about installing a traffic (road) mirror on a p...

              Open a restaurant

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

                Create or change a driveway or kerb

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

                  Install a solid fuel heater or fireplace

                  If you are installing a solid fuel heater (like a free-standing wood burner, in-built solid fire pla...

                    Remove a chimney

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