Building and resource consents

If you're planning to do building work in Wellington City, you may need to apply for resource and building consents first.

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2

Building consents

Status: Business as usual

We will continue to process applications that have or are being submitted electronically through the Simpli portal. Under Alert Level 2 restrictions, we are continuing to work remotely and some delays are likely. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Please email us if you have any technical queries at – we check it regularly throughout the day and will reply as soon as possible.

NZ Construction COVID-19 Protocols  – 
COVID-19 and working at the current alert level 

Resource consents

Status: Business as usual

During Alert Level 2, we will be carrying out site visits  for resource consents. We will contact customers before a site visit by the planner with our requirements.

Before you start a building project

Find out if you need consent, who you might need to hire, and how to get help from the Council.

Getting help with a building project

Find out how to get advice before you apply, and which professionals you may need to hire.

Buildings with specified systems

If you own a building with specified systems – like sprinklers and automatic doors – you're responsible for making sure they are regularly inspected and maintained.

Forms and guidance for building work

Find resource and building consent related forms and guidance.