When damage occurs because of a natural disaster, it can be recorded in the property file for the address.
For a flood or storm repair, when repairs to the damage mainly require dry wall bracing elements, correct moisture levels of framing timber and checking structural fixings before linings are reinstated and wet area water proofing is reinstated, an exemption from a building consent can be applied for.
When owners apply for an exemption for their repair work, Council makes sure that an exemption is granted (if possible) and, once the work is done, that there is a record that the work has been completed properly.
A Licenced Building Practitioner who did the work has to provide a Record of Work to Council so it can be signed off. The job will then be closed.
If electrical inspection or work is completed a Certificate of Compliance will also need to be supplied.
Apply for a Building Consent exemption