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.

    Open a restaurant

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

      Remove a chimney

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

        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.

                    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...