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There are five stages involved in receiving and processing applications for building consent.
We vet the application, plans and specifications provided.
If there are issues the application will not be accepted and we will let you know why.
If the application is accepted, initial fees will be calculated and an invoice created. Further charges may be incurred if extra processing time is required. All charges are in line with Council's fees and charges.
Building control fees and charges
Once the complete application is received, the statutory clock will start:
10 days for Multiproof applications
20 days for non Multiproof/standard applications
You will receive an acknowledgment email and details of how you can use the portal to track progress of your consent.
Your application will be assessed for:
If you have applied for a Project Information Memorandum (PIM) this will be issued, with other information we hold that may affect or inform your project.
If you have not applied for a PIM, you will receive a letter advising of any issues or concerns.
A fee will be charged for this service, and is part of your initial deposit fee.
A Building Officer will:
The 20-day clock stops if we need to ask you for further information.
Any request for information will be provided in writing to you via email and you can respond using the email and return address supplied.
Please respond quickly with accurate information to avoid delay.
We will be alerted that the information has been supplied and will assist with a speedier response. Once the information is provided in full, the clock will be started again.
The statutory clock will be stopped when the consent is granted.
The application will be granted when:
Do not start any building work until the Building Consent has been issued.
If the officer is not satisfied the proposed work will comply with the code, the application will be refused and reasons given. If this is the case you can complain to either the Manager Building Control or seek a determination from the Ministry.
In issuing your Building Consent:
The Building Consent is a legal document and you will need to make sure that all work is undertaken in accordance with the plans and specifications that have been approved and any conditions have been applied.
Building Consents Conditions
Please check the details thoroughly and notify us immediately if anything is wrong.
Your consent pack
Your consent pack will include:
If you wish to make a complaint, please follow the link below.
Compliments, complaints and feedback
Use our online form to report building and development issues.
Report an issue
Use our online form to make a building consent enquiry.
Phone: 09 430 4200
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