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.

    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

                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...