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.

Remove a Chimney

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

    Install a solid fuel heater or fireplace

    If you are installing a solid fuel heater (like a free-standing woodburner, in-built solid fire plac...

      Subdivide my property

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

        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 deck

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

              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.

                    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.

                        Light an outdoor fire

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