We work hard to provide a 20 working day turnaround from receiving your application to issuing your building consent. Achieving this depends on the quality and content of the application; if we have to request more information from you, we won’t be able to process your application until you provide that information.
This page is intended to give you a weekly snapshot of the current volume of building consent applications we have, and also how far in advance you’ll need to book an inspection. It is intended as a general guide. To book an inspection or make an enquiry regarding a specific consent, please phone Council on phone: 03 520 7400.
The page will be updated weekly, on a Tuesday, with the exception of any public holiday that falls on a Tuesday.
Page Last Updated:
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Processing: There are 50 building consent applications in the processing hub that have not yet been allocated.
The next application to be allocated is BC200564 (on day 16).
Inspections: At present you need to book inspections a minimum of 2 days (48 hours) ahead of the time required.
The Duty Building Control Officer (DBCO) is available online from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm each working day. Note: Appointments are at the discretion of the DBCO.
What does this information mean?
Building Consent applications on hand
Building consents are issued in numerical order, and are processed in the order in which they are lodged with Council. When we refer to building consent applications "on hand", this is the number of building consent applications that have been lodged with Council and are currently either undergoing services and planning checks in preparation for processing, or are being processed.
That means that if we have 50 applications on hand, and the oldest is BC123456 you can generally assume that:
- If your building consent is greater than this number, it is still undergoing pre-processing checks or being processed.
- If your building consent application number is less than the number of the oldest application, you can expect to receive your consent soon.
There are exceptions to this: for example, if we have to request more information from you, we won’t be able to process your application until you provide that information.
The days between booking and inspection gives you an approximation of how many days in advance you need to book an inspection. Please note these times are a guideline only - if you want an inspection at a specific time of day, or your site is some distance from Blenheim, then you will need to book further ahead.