Adding a new garage
You will usually need a building consent to build a new garage on your property.
You may need resource consent if the project doesn't comply with the District Plan.
Replacing an existing garage
You don't need a building consent or resource consent to replace your existing garage as long as the old one was legally constructed and the new one:
- will be the same size or smaller than the old one
- is comparable to the old one
- is no more than one storey high
- will not be used by members of the public.
You may need a building consent if the new garage needs to be different to the old one in order to meet the current Building Code.
Demolishing an existing garage
You don't need a building consent to demolish a garage or carport as long as it's not attached to your house.
Other permissions you may need
If you're creating or changing a driveway or kerb
If you're creating a new driveway or doing work that will affect the existing driveway or kerb, you'll need vehicle access permission.
Create or change a driveway or kerb
If the work will encroach on the legal road
Wellington’s topography means you may sometimes need to use the road for your car deck or garage, or structures such as steps, fences or walls.
Use road reserve for private purposes