1. Know what you need to provide
You'll need to provide supporting documents and plans with your application to show:
- the type of building work you're doing
- how the work will meet the Building Code
- who will be doing the work.
To avoid delays and extra costs, it's important that you provide detailed, high-quality information.
Supporting documents for a building consent application
2. Understand the costs involved
We'll send you an invoice once your application is lodged. Once you've paid, we'll begin the assessment process.
If you want to find out what fees to expect, use our calculators to work out the estimated fee for your project.
Building consent fees
3. Submit your application
We no longer accept applications for building consents in hard copy. You will need to submit applications through the Simpli portal online.
We only accept online applications for building consents. Applying online allows us to process your application faster and you will be able to track the processing of your application online. You will also save money as you will not need to supply printed plans.
All granted consents will be sent to customers electronically.
Apply online with Simpli
Note: There is a $51.75 (incl GST) fee for submitting an application through Simpli.