Building consents

A building consent confirms that proposed building work complies with the Building Code. If you need a building consent, you must get it before building work starts.

New building consent exemptions take effect end of August

The Government has announced that new building consent exemptions are being added to the Building Act. These are expected to take effect at the end of August 2020.

Until then, only the current exemptions apply.

New building consent exemptions – Building Performance