The Building Control department at the Marlborough District Council takes care of the requirements and administration of the Building Act 2004. This means working with owners and construction industry professionals to ensure all buildings in Marlborough are safe and healthy places for our community to live work and play.
Below is a link to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Building Performance website.
(This may also be helpful in understanding the functions and requirements of the New Zealand Building Act 2004).
The Building Control Team
About Building Consents
Information about what a building consent is and when you will need one.
Building Forms, Documents and Guidance Brochures
Apply online for a building consent. This section also contains PDF form versions, and other documents and guidance relating to building services.
Building in a Natural Hazard Area
Information on the consistent approach regarding the consenting of building work on land subject to natural hazards.
Information on the building inspection process.
Certificates for Public Use (CPU)
Information relating to certificates for public use.
Certificates of Acceptance (COA)
Information relating to certificates of acceptance.
Code Compliance Certificates
Information relating to code compliance certificates.
Information to support the understanding of Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022.
Duty Building Service
To use Council’s Duty Building service please submit your enquiry using the form on this page.
This section details how Council must administer the requirements of Sub-Part 6A of the Building Act 2004 in relation to earthquake-prone buildings (EPB).
Information on Building Services Fees
Fees table for building consents and related matters.
In November 2019 a change was made to Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 of the Building Code. The change prevents B1/AS from being used on liquefaction-prone ground and takes effect from 29th November 2021.
Pay Building Consent Invoice Online
Pay your invoice online by credit card by entering your invoice number when prompted.
Project Information Memorandum (PIM)
A Project Information Memorandum (PIM) is a report issued under Section 35 of the Building Act 2004.
Restricted Building Work (RBW)
Restricted Building Work was introduced in 2012 to help ensure New Zealand homes are structurally sound and weathertight.
Solid Fuel Heaters
Solid fuel headers include log fires, pellet fires etc.
Swimming Pools and Spas
Information regarding building consent requirements for swimming pools and fencing.
Information outlining the legal requirements on the construction, renovation and location of relocatable accommodation in Marlborough.
Warrants of Fitness for Buildings (BWOF)
This page contains information about building warrants of fitness.
Bi-Weekly Building Services Updates
Weekly snapshot of the current volume of building consent applications and how far in advance you’ll need to book an inspection.
What You Need to Know - Asbestos
This section contains information relating to asbestos.
What You Need to Know - Building FAQs
Use this section to find out more about building services.
What You Need to Know - Building Policies
This section contains policies relating to the Building Act and Council's Building Control department.
What You Need to Know - Other Useful Building Websites
Other websites that contain useful building advice.
What You Need to Know - Building Post Newsletters
Lists current and past versions of the Building Post newsletters