How can I?

The process to go through and consents you'll need for common building projects, opening a restaurant, or having an outdoor fire.

Build a deck

Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of building a deck.

    Get yellow lines on my street

    Find out how the process for getting yellow lines on your street works.

      Alter my house

      Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of your alterations project.

        Build a garage

        Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of building a garage.

          Build a house

          Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of building a garage.

            Build a retaining wall

            Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of your project to build a retaining wall.

              Carry out earthworks

              Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about when carrying out earthworks.

                Check my verandah

                If you have a verandah that extends over a public place, such as a footpath, it's important you main...

                Light an outdoor fire

                If you want to light an outdoor fire, check if you need a fire permit. From 1 March 2018, Fire and Emergency New Zealand issues fire permits in Wellington.

                  Get a traffic mirror

                  There are many points to consider if you’re thinking about installing a traffic (road) mirror on a p...

                  Open a restaurant, cafe or food business

                  Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about when opening a restaurant.

                    Create or change a driveway or kerb

                    You need vehicle access approval to create or change a kerb crossing or driveway.

                      Install a solid fuel heater or fireplace

                      If you are installing a solid fuel heater (like a free-standing wood burner, in-built solid fire pla...

                        Remove a chimney

                        To help make buildings more resilient in an earthquake, some chimneys may now be removed without hav...