Using an agent to prepare your application

We strongly recommend you get professional help when preparing a resource or building consent application.

Using an agent to apply for consents on your behalf

You can nominate an agent to apply for resource and building consents on your behalf. Depending on the project, your agent could be:

  • the project manager
  • your lead contractor
  • a designer, draughtsperson or architect
  • an engineer
  • a planning consultant.

Get help with a resource consent application

Because resource consent applications can be very complex and require a lot of technical detail, it's best to nominate an agent to apply on your behalf.

Using an agent

We strongly recommend you hire a qualified planning consultant to help prepare and submit your resource consent application.

planningconsultants.org.nz – online planning consultants directory

Your agent could also be:

  • a surveyor
  • your lead contractor
  • a designer, draughtsperson or architect.

Other professionals you may need for a resource consent application

Your responsibilities as the owner

Get help with a building consent application

We strongly recommend you get professional help with submitting building consent applications.

You may wish to submit smaller building consents yourself if you are familiar with the Building Code.

Using an agent

Use industry registers to find qualified tradespeople to contact:

Choosing a designer or an architect – Building Performance

Project management – Building Performance

Need help?

The Resource Consents team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Resource Consents team
Phone: 04 801 3590
Email: planning@wcc.govt.nz

The Building Compliance and Consents team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Building Compliance and Consents
Phone: 04 801 4311
Email: bcc@wcc.govt.nz