Forms and guidance

Quick access

Book a pre-application meeting [PDF, 354 KB]

Book an inspection

Apply for a Minor variation [PDF, 270 KB]

Make a general enquiry, complaint or compliment

Request access or help with using Simpli

Simpli (for customers already set up)(external link)

Consentium guidance

Inspection types [PDF, 159 KB]

Working with Consentium – Guidance for development partners (Acquisitions) [PDF, 698 KB]

Working with Consentium – Guidance for Kainga Ora Delivery Partners [PDF, 766 KB]

Building Consent Submission Guidance [PDF, 6.3 MB]

Building Consent Submission Guidance for Two Typologies [PDF, 6.3 MB]

Guidance on Documentation Needed for Three Waters Approval [PDF, 687 KB]

Guidance on using Multiproofs with changes [PDF, 178 KB]

Consent Application checklist [XLSX, 214 KB]

Building Consent process flowchart [PDF, 451 KB]

Refer to the process for inspection and completion of project [PDF, 135 KB]

Industry guidance

Check if you need a consent(external link)

Restricted building work(external link)

Licensed building practitioners(external link)

MultiProof consents(external link)

Project Information Memorandum(external link)

Land subject to natural hazards(external link)

Resource Management Act(external link)

Alterations to existing buildings(external link)

Learn more about the change of use(external link)

Subdivision that will affect a building(external link)

How to make a good application(external link)

Learn what information is needed to support your building consent application(external link)

How to prepare a high quality building consent application(external link)

Requirement for quality drawings(external link)

Requests for further information(external link)

Building to the consent(external link)

Amendments - Guidance(external link)

Minor Variation - Guidance(external link)

Code compliance certificate application process(external link)

Useful websites

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – www.building.govt.nz(external link)

Building Guide – www.buildingguide.co.nz(external link)

Department of Internal Affairs – www.legislation.govt.nz(external link)

Licensed Building Practitioners – www.lbp.govt.nz(external link)

Page updated: 4 August 2023