You may need resource consent if you're building a deck:
- close to a boundary
- that increases your site coverage over the threshold specified for your property in the District Plan.
Note: If you need resource consent, you should get it before you apply for any other consents or permissions.
You need a building consent to build or replace a deck that's more than 1.5m above the ground at any point.
Demolishing a deck
Depending on where your deck is and what it's attached to, you might need a building consent to demolish a deck – even if you're not replacing it. We recommend calling us to check the requirements for your situation.
Building Compliance and Consents
Phone: 04 801 4311
Other permissions you might need
If the work will encroach on the legal road
Wellington’s topography means you may sometimes need to use the road for your car deck or garage, or structures such as steps, fences or walls.
Use road reserve for private purposes