Wellington is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2
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Visit our COVID-19 update pages for more information about our services and facilities at Alert Level 2.
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A building consent confirms that proposed building work complies with the Building Code. If you need a building consent, you must get it before building work starts.
COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2
Building consent applications
We will continue to process applications submitted electronically through our online application service Simpli.
NZ Construction COVID-19 Protocols – sitesafe.org.nz
COVID-19 and working at the current alert level – chasnz.org
You will need a building consent for most building work in Wellington City.
Once you know you need a building consent, there are things you need to do before you apply.
A building consent confirms that proposed building work complies with the Building Code.
Understand the costs involved when applying for a building consent and a code compliance certificate.
What you need to do while building work is happening.
You must apply for a code compliance certificate when your building work has finished.
How to make a complaint about a building consent process or decision.