When you need a resource consent
In certain areas, you need a resource consent to alter or demolish a building that was built or approved for construction before 1930. This does not include accessory buildings like sheds or detached garages.
Where this rule applies
These areas are identified in Appendix 1 of the District Plan:
If your building is heritage-listed (including buildings in a heritage area), different rules apply.
Altering a heritage building
Find out more about your building
You may be able to access old photographs and plans of your building or street in our archives. These can be useful if you're restoring an older building to its original state, or want to see what your house looked like in the past.
Wellington City Archives
Applying for a resource consent
Getting resource consent to make changes to pre-1930s buildings can be complex – we strongly recommend you meet with us to discuss your plans before you apply. We'll give you advice about the process and help you determine which supporting documents your application will need to include.
Getting help with a building project