A step-by-step guide to the building consent process
Process at a glance
Step 1: Plans and ideas prepared
Step 2: Project Information Memorandum (PIM) applied for and issued
Step 3: Check if you need resource consent
Step 4: Submit final designs
Step 5: Apply for building consent
Step 6: Plans and specifications checked for compliance, also known as processing the application (Council may request further information during this step).
Step 7: Once Council has accepted the application, applicant is notified and prompted to pay the deposit.
Step 8: Council processes the application and begins compliance checks.
Step 9: Building consent granted, and any outstanding fees and charges are invoiced.
Step 10: Invoice is paid and approved consent documents are issued.
Step 11: Building work begins (building consents lapse if work does not begin within 12 months)
Step 12: Inspections during building process - Contact Council to book inspections
Step 13: Apply for code compliance certificate (CCC)
Step 14: Final building inspection. Any outstanding amount on balance is due and then Council issues CCC.
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