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.

      Get a speed hump on my street

      Find out how the process for getting a speed hump 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...