About Building Consents
A building consent - what is it?
A building consent is a formal approval to undertake building work.
Do I need a Building Consent?
Information on when you need a building consent for the work you want to do.
Exactly What is Required for a Building Consent Application?
This page gives details of the information required to lodge a building consent application.
How and When to Lodge a Building Consent Application
This page gives information about applying for a building consent.
Processing a building consent application
Information on how your application is vetted and processed once it has been submitted to Council.
The Process of Changing a Building Consent Once Granted
If you want to make changes you need to inform Building Control, as change requires either an amendment or Minor Variation prior to that piece of work commencing.
What will the cost of my building consent be?
See our fees page for information on how much your building consent will cost.
When can I start building work?
Information on when you can start building after receiving building consent.
When does a building consent expire?
Details of when work must commence, extensions and lapses.
Will I need a resource consent?
Sometimes a resource consent, under the Resource Management Act 1991, will also be required.