Building consents

Find out how to apply for a building consent, the Council inspection process, and how to apply for a code compliance certificate when the project is finished.

Before you start your project

You must check if you need a building consent before work starts.

Pre-application meetings

If you are working on a large or complex project, you may need to have a pre-application meeting wit...


    Forms and guidance on how to apply for a building consent.

    Restricted building work

    Only licensed building practitioners are allowed to carry out or supervise certain types of building...


      During construction, you will need to arrange for Council building officers to inspect the work that...

        Building Warrant of Fitness

        Properties require a Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) for systems like residential cable cars, lifts and fire alarms.

          Code Compliance Certificate

          A Code Compliance Certificate is issued when a job is finished and the Council is satisfied building...

            Certificate of Acceptance

            A Certificate of Acceptance provides limited assurance in certain situations that the Council has in...

              Pool fencing

              You must have a fence around a swimming pool on your property.