Building consent search service

You can request copies of all the building permits and issued building consents we hold for a specific residential or commercial property using this service.


What you can get from this service

The information in building permits and/or consents may include:

  • completed consent application forms
  • drainage plans relating to consented work
  • copies of plans and specifications
  • code compliance certificates
  • Project Information Memoranda (PIMs).

We can't guarantee that a consent will contain all the information you require.

Other information

Residential building consent search

If you want all the building permits and issued building consents for a single residential property, you can order a building consent search for $65.

Order a building consent search


Online property search

If you want to search and see which building permits and consents exist for residential and commercial properties, and then request the items you need, you can do this using Archives online.

Search Archives online

If you need information interpreted

This service only provides copies of issued building consents. 

If you want interpretation of the information, contact the Building Compliance and Consents team if you need more information about:

  • a building consent still in progress
  • advice about applying for building consents
  • information regarding the consent process.

The Building Compliance and Consents team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Contact the team through our online form:
Submit online

Phone: 04 801 4311




Item Fee
Full residential property package (all available permits and consents for a property) $65
Residential/commercial property (per item) $25
CD and postage $5
Special rates for students with ID for a registered course
Residential/commercial property (first 10 items) $30
Additional items (per item) $10

Contact us

Wellington City Archives
Phone: 04 801 2096
Address: 28 Barker Street (off Cambridge Terrace), Wellington 6011 | View on Google Maps