Lodge a building consent online

You can now lodge consents online through Simpli.
Simpli is a unified and easy to use system used by over 30 councils throughout New Zealand. If you are using Simpli for the first time you will need to register as a new customer at the top of the page.

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Simpli is designed to make the consent application process easier for all involved but building consent applications can be confusing, especially if you are not a professional.

So if you get stuck or are using Simpli for the first time and want some help, please get in touch with our building team and we will be able to assist you. You can email us at Building-CS@southlanddc.govt.nz or give us a ring on 0800732 732 and ask for somebody in the building team.

Using Simpli is a straight forward step by step process to complete building consent application forms online. You will be able to attach plans and other electronic documentation that accompany your application with your submission.

When attaching additional documents please make sure you follow the naming conventions and document structure laid out in the Document Structure for Electronic Documentation [PDF, 121 KB].

We recommend using Google Chrome. Customers are experiencing compatibility issues with Internet Explorer and a fix is being worked on.

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