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.

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...

    Alter my house

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

      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.

                Light an outdoor fire

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

                  Build a garage

                  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...