How is my building consent processed?
Processing your application
When you have submitted your application through the Simpli portal, we will run a document check to ensure that you have supplied all required information as well as a completed Form 2. Any further required information will be requested via the Simpli portal. Once we are satisfied with the application it will be accepted and lodged into our Council system.
The statutory 20 working days’ time clock will commence from the next working day after all required information is accepted.
The application may then be allocated to the various required disciplines within Council for processing; i.e. resource planning, engineering, building, water, drainage, etc. Each discipline will review your application and assess it for compliance against the requirements of the Building Code along with all relevant Act or legislative requirements.
Our technical staff will review the information to make sure that the proposed building work will meet the requirements of the Code if carried out in accordance with the information supplied. If we are missing any information or need clarification, we will request this via the Simpli portal.
The statutory 20-working day clock will be suspended from the date we issue a request for information and will remain suspended until the next working day after all information requested is provided in full.
Granting of your consent
Under Section 49 of the Building Act 2004, we will grant your building consent once we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that the building work proposed will comply with the Code if completed in accordance with the plans and specifications that accompanied the application.
Although your building consent is granted, you may not necessarily commence work on site if a Resource Consent is required, and will or may materially affect the building work. Where a Resource Consent is required, until it has been granted, building work may not proceed. This is also known as a section 37 Certificate and will be attached to the consent when issued.
Once the building consent is granted, we will issue the building consent along with the invoice for payment. For an indication of what your building consent may cost please look on our Schedule of fees and charges.
Any unpaid fees may affect Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) issuing.