Building

Delays Possible

We’d like to thank you for your patience. 

The Building Team are currently managing a backlog of Building Consent applications, product substitution amendment applications and a bulk of RFI responses. As a result some applicants are experiencing delays.

Contractor support is being engaged to assist and we will be doing everything we can to get through the volume of consents as quickly as possible to reduce the backlog. If your project is one of the ones affected please be assured we will be getting to it as soon as possible.

As a team we appreciate the industry's support and understanding to help us get through this peak and thank you for being good folk to work with.

If you are starting your project it may be easier to read through all council information together.

For your convenience you can download our complete information booklet [PDF, 1.2 MB] including all guidance on the Building Compliance Function.

The information is also available here on our website. See below our list of topics which will take you through our website and hopefully help find the information you are after.

Email us: building-cs@southlanddc.govt.nz

Lodge a building consent online through Simpli

Making a complaint

News and notices

Keep up to date and subscribe to latest news and notices from the team.

Advice before you start

Things you should think about before applying for a building consent.

Ask about your project

Contact us if you have any questions or book a 30min free meeting.

Amended building work

When work differs from the original plans.

Building consents

How does the building consent process work.

Building Warrant of Fitness

Maintaining specified systems.

Code Compliance Certificates

Getting full sign off for your build.

Compliance schedules

Does the public access your building?

Change of Use (Section 115)

If the use of the building has changed.

Do I need a building consent? (external link)

Can your project get an exemption from building?

Inspections

At stages in the process of your build your build will need inspecting.

Swimming pools and spa pools

All swimming and spa pools.

Register a pool or spa

All swimming and spa pools.

Building forms, fees and guides

Building forms, fees and guides