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
If you're submitting your application online, 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, or are submitting your application on paper and want to pay upfront, use our calculators to work out the estimated fee for your project.
Building consent fees
3. Submit your application
Please note: We no longer issue any consents in hardcopy. All new hardcopy applications are scanned and digitised to be worked on and sent to customers electronically. This will result in a delay of 24-48 hours for the assessment of hardcopy applications.
Any request for information (RFI) responses supplied in hardcopy will be scanned and digitised prior to being accepted for assessment. This may result in an additional delay of 24-48 hours for the assessment of hardcopy RFI responses and additional administration costs related to this process.
Apply online with Simpli
We recommend using our online application service, Simpli to apply for all building consent applications.
To use our online application service, you'll first need to create an account.
Note: There is a $51.75 (incl GST) fee for submitting an application through Simpli.