Find out what you need to do if you're thinking of building a fence.
Do I need a building consent?
In general, if you're building a fence or wall that’s more than 2.5 metres high you need to apply for a building consent.
You don't need a building consent if the fence is under 2.5 metres high.
You can find more information on exemptions in MBIEs Exemptions Guidance for Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004. Exemption 9 – Fencing and restrictions covers what is and isn’t allowed for fences and hoardings and also restricting access to small heated pools.