Alter my house

Below are the Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of your alterations project:

Project Information Memorandum

When you have an idea of what you want to build and have some initial plans, it is helpful to get a Project Information Memorandum (PIM).

A PIM will state whether or not your project needs resource consent, building consent and/or other approvals from the Council. It also advises what to take into account for the more detailed design, for example, wind speed or the location of drains on your property.

To find out more about PIMs, talk to a building consents customer service representative - phone (04) 801 4311 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Fees Building Consent Fees booklet (295KB PDF)
Time frame We will process your request within 20 working days.
More information Building Consent - Application Requirements

Resource Consent

If your project does not comply with the rules of the District Plan, you will need to apply for resource consent.

To find out if your project complies:

  • engage a professional to help you - this could be a planning consultant, architect or draughtsman
  • talk to a Council planning technician - phone (04) 801 3590 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Fees Resource Consents - Fees
Time frame

We will process a straightforward consent within 20 working days.

This time frame may be affected if:

  • the project is complex
  • other parties are affected by the proposal
  • the application does not include the right information.
More information

Get a building consent

Complete the application form below and pay the Council application fee.

Minor Works Consent Application Form  (96KB PDF)

How to fill out the Minor Works Consent Application Form