Do I need a consent?

If you are considering building or plumbing work, you need to talk to Council to see whether a building consent is required or not.

Work that does require a building consent is set out by the Building Act 2004 (Schedule 1). Although your particular project may be exempt from the need for a building consent, the work must still satisfy the provisions of the Building Code.

Basic building jobs, such as laying a patio or installing kitchen cupboards, may not require a building consent.

The Schedule 1 Guidance document will help you find out if your planned work needs a consent.  

Schedule 1 Guidance | Building Performance (external link)

If you need a Building Consent please continue to the next section: 


If you are confident and decide your work is exempt and does not need a consent you will not need any further information from this website.