Withdraw your building consent
Prior to the consent being granted
The applicant can request to withdraw their building consent application at any time prior to the consent being granted.
To withdraw a building consent application, the owner or agent (with the owner’s approval) must make a written request to the Southland District Council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, depending on how much processing work has been completed, you will be charged for costs to date.
After the consent has been issued
Notify us in writing if you no longer wish to proceed with your building work after your building consent has been issued (and before it has reached the 12-month from issue date). Your consent will continue to remain active until it lapses at 12 months. At this time, you will receive a letter advising that your consent has lapsed.
At the time that your notification is received you may be eligible to receive a partial refund. You will need to request this refund by emailing us at email@example.com. Please include payee and bank account details in your notification as above.