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Do I need a Building Consent?

Most building, plumbing and drainage work requires a Building Consent.

However, some types of minor building work are exempted from the need for consent. A full description of exemptions is contained in Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004 or, for guidance, see the MBIE document Building work that does not require a building consent

Applying for an exemption

One of the rules in the Act (Schedule 1, Part 1, s.2), allows Council to exempt work from requiring a Building Consent at its discretion. A decision on an exemption is based on Council’s assessment of risks that may come with building work not being carried out in accordance with the Building Code, including that of endangering people or property. Exemptions are generally only considered for minor low-risk projects such as farm buildings, marquees and tents.

Marquees and tents

A Guide for Schedule 1, Part 1, s2 Exemptions for Marquees (in the 'related documents' section at the bottom of this page) provides code compliance considerations and calculation information for customers wishing to apply for marquee/tent exemptions. This guide needs to be filled in and supplied to Council in order for the project to be considered for exemption.

Farm buildings

Council has a general policy to exempt the construction of a farm building in the rural environment from requiring Building Consent, provided it meets the criteria listed in the exemption application form (available from the 'related documents' section at the bottom of this page).

Exemption application

In order to apply for an exemption you will need to complete the relevant application form (in the related documents section at the bottom of this page) and prepare drawings showing the extent of the proposed exempt work.

To lodge your exemption application, please call Council and make an appointment with the duty building officer; phone 871 5000. At that appointment you will need to pay the non-refundable fee, see the Fees and Charges page.

If Council is satisfied that your proposal can be exempted you will receive written confirmation of this and the information will be added to the property file. If Council is not satisfied then you will need to apply for a Building Consent before carrying out the work.

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