Can I view a building consent?

Can I view a building consent?

Yes, it can. The Building Act 2004 (s 217) gives anyone a right of access to building consent information and other building-related information held by councils. This right is subject to the protections in the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

How do I find building consent number?

If you did not apply online, you can track your building or resource consent application by speaking to a customer service representative. Have your consent number ready before you call us on 09 301 0101.

Are resource consents public?

Resource consent applications are public information. You can email us to request a copy of any recent consent you’re interested in.

What happens if you don’t have building consent?

Failing to have a consent You are breaking the law if you carry out building work that is not exempt and do not have a building consent. You may be fined up to $200,000 and, if work continues, a further fine of up to $20,000 for every day or part day during which the offence continues.

How long does a building consent last for?

You have two years to complete your building work, starting from the day the consent is granted, unless you agree otherwise with your council. Within the two years (or at the end of an agreed period), your council has to decide whether to grant a code compliance certificate or take another regulatory path.

Can you build without a resource consent?

If a resource consent is required, it must be applied for before a building consent. If the proposed work is completely internal, it may not require a resource consent – but a building consent may still be necessary.

How big should a building be before planning permission?

Even though you will not need to obtain planning permission for garden office areas, building regulations will apply if the building exceeds 15 sq. metres. Keep this in mind when setting up the office area on your residence.

Do I need resource consent to build a house?

A building consent is granted if we are satisfied on reasonable grounds that the building code provisions would be met if the work is properly completed in accordance with the plans and specifications in the application. Building work that is considered low risk may not need consent under the Building Act.

Who owns a resource consent?

A resource consent is permission from the local council for an activity that might affect the environment, and that isn’t allowed ‘as of right’ in the district or regional plan.

Who decides whether a resource consent application should be publicly notified?

Section 95C requires the council to publicly notify a resource consent application if the applicant does not provide further information under ss92(1) and 92(2)(b) before the deadline, or refuses to provide the information.

What building work doesn’t need a consent?

Work that doesn’t need consent house maintenance and repair, such as replacing a length of weatherboard, provided that the replacement is in the same position and a comparable material is used.

Who is responsible for getting building consent?

Whose responsibility is it to get a building consent? Although it is primarily the responsibility of the owner(s) to apply for a building consent before the building works begin (section 44 of the BA), the BA clarifies that no person may carry out building work except in accordance with a building consent.

How much does it cost to get building consent?

​Building applications

Description Processing deposit (portion of deposit charged for processing) Total
Project value $20,000 to $99,999 $2000 $2850
Project value $100,000 to $499,999 $3200 $4730
Project value $500,000 – $999,999 $5000 $7040
Project value $1,000,000 and over $7200 $9750

Who is responsible for obtaining a building consent?

What can I build without planning permission?

Permitted development – what you can build without planning permission

  • Add a standard loft conversion.
  • Add a single-storey extension.
  • Install a garden room.
  • Replace windows and doors.
  • Reconfigure internal floor plan.
  • Install solar panels.
  • Erect fences and walls around boundaries.
  • Elevate space with a two-storey rear extension.

Can I sell a house with Unconsented works?

Consequences for the Seller If you sell your property and have carried out unconsented works, you would be in breach of that warranty (whether knowingly or unknowingly), and could be liable to pay the buyer compensation.

What is the maximum size for a building without planning permission?

You can build a garage or outbuilding on your property without planning permission as long as it’s of a reasonable size – no higher than 4 metres.

How do I know if I need a resource consent?

If the activity you want to carry out isn’t clearly identified as either a permitted or prohibited activity in the plan, then you must obtain a resource consent. If you need certainty, councils can issue certificates of compliance for permitted activities confirming that the activity is lawfully established.

How long does it take to get resource consent?

The decision on your resource consent application must be issued within 15 working days of the hearing (total timeframe from start to finish of 100 working days) If no hearing is required, the decision must be issued within 20 working days of the close of submissions (60 working days).

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