You need a building consent for all work that affects the structure of a building, and all plumbing or drainage work other than simple repairs.
Other permissions you may need
If you're altering an existing building
If you're applying for a building consent to alter an existing building:
- the entire building must comply with the current Building Code requirements for escape from fire and, if required, access and facilities for people with disabilities
- the rest of the building must not be made less compliant with the Building Code because of the work.
Applying for a building consent to alter an existing building
If your business needs a health licence
If your business falls into certain categories, you need a health licence to operate. This includes hairdressers and animal boarding houses.
The Resource Consents team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Resource Consents team
Phone: 04 801 3590