For information on when you don’t need a building consent, check out: Guidance: Building work that does not require a building consent.
If you’re not sure whether you need a building consent for your project, please get in touch. We'll talk it through, let you know if you also need a resource consent and advise you on the next steps.
You can apply for an exemption of a building consent under Schedule 1, exemption (2). Go to our Apply Online page to access the Exemption from Building Consent form and link to apply. This discretionary exemption can be issued on the basis of:
- the completed building work is likely to comply with the building code; or
- if the completed building work does not comply with the building code, it is unlikely to endanger people or any building, whether on the same land or on other property.