Building forms

Building can be a complex process. At all stages it is important that there is a full collection of the information that is required to keep the process going. As a result  many forms may need to be completed.

Read through the following and complete forms that relate to your project. You can calculate the fees for your project online by using the residential fees or commercial fees spreadsheets.

 

Applying for a building consent

To apply for a new Building Consent or Project Information Memorandum (PIM)

Forms:
Building Consent and or PIM – Form 2 (from 1 July 2017)

 

Checklists/guidance:

Checklist for new dwelling or alterations to a dwelling This covers information required before a Building Consent application can be accepted for a new dwelling or for alterations to a dwelling.
Bathroom Alterations and Extensions
Burner – oil-fired checklist/processing sheet
Burner – solid fuel checklist/processing sheet
Conservatories
Miscellaneous Building Plumbing
PIM – Project Information Memorandum
Solar Hot Water
Fire service checklist
See also the MBIE’s Building Performance website for advice
on applying for Building Consents

 

To amend an existing Building Consent
Form: Minor Variation – B148
F
orm: Discretionary Exemption from Building Consent

Checklist/guidance:
Building Consent – Amendments
Garage-Carport-Shed

To submit information about work which is exempt from needing a building consent

Form: Discretionary Exemption Building Consent Form
Form: Notification of Work Exempted under Schedule 1

Checklist/guidance:
Schedule One Guidance – B72B
Notification of dishwasher – dish-drawer installation
Installation of a dishwasher-dish drawer guidelines

When the building method varies from the acceptable solutions, an alternative solution may be considered
Form: Alternative Solution Details – SBGC34

There will be occasions when you need an extension of time
Form: Extension of Time

Application for a waiver or modification
Form: SBCG 23-1 Waiver or modification

Do you need a new water connection for this property?
Form:
Water Services Connection

 

Code Compliance Certificates (CCC) and final sign off

Apply for Code Compliance Certificate
Form: Code Compliance Certificate application – Form 6

If consent is issued, but no CCC has been given
Form: Agreement – Residential Property Developer and Purchaser – Form 1
Note: This is an agreement between the  Buyer and Seller

If no Consent was issued but you want a CCC, you may apply for a Certificate of Acceptance.
Form: Certificate of Acceptance – Form 8

For old consents, a durability modification may be required on final sign-off
Form: Durability Modification

 

Demolition or removal of a house

Demolition of a house
Forms:
Demolition – remove building from site
Demolition – sealing sewer and stormwater drains

Removal of a house
Forms:
Relocate building on to a site
Drainage Information Sheet
Note: ICC inspectors can assess prior to removal
House relocation inspection request

Disconnect Water when demolishing or removing
Form: Water Disconnection Application

Sealing off service
Form: Sealing off services for demolition or relocation of a building

NOTE
You may also need to apply for a Resource Consent.

 

Commercial buildings undergoing alterations

Any commercial alterations may trigger the need for additional work under section 112 of the Building Act 2004.

Commercial – Checklist
Gap Analysis Table – Section 112
Accessible Facilities prompt sheet

You may need to undergo a Change of Use, even if no building work is being done under section 115 of the Building Act 2004

Change of Use Notification – Checklist
Change of Use – Notification
Change of Use – Gap Analysis Table
See also the MBIE’s Building Performance website for advice
on Change of Use and Alterations

 

Sections 112 and 115 of the Building Act 2004 will require a study  of accessible  facilities
Guidance: Accessible Facilities prompt sheet

If you want to open a building to the public, before you have a CCC you may need to  get a Certificate of Public Use
Form: Public Use – certificate
Checklist/guide:
Public Use – checklist
Public Use – declaration

 

Work is not going to proceed

If work hasn’t started and you wish to cancel the Building Consent
Form: Request to Cancel Consent

If there is some form of dispute and you would like a determination by the Ministry  for Business, Innovation and Employment
Form: Application for Determination – Form 14

  

Miscellaneous forms

View a property file at the Civic Administration Building
Form: Property File Access Request

Drainage Information used to supply information to the ICC
Form: Drainage information sheet

Apply to use Hoardings, Scaffold and Gantries in Street
Form: Scaffolding Hoarding Gantries

Skips or Containers in the street need approval
Form: Skips or containers application to be updated.

Does your spa or swimming pool require a fence?
New pool safety legislation came into effect on 1 January 2017; check the details on this MBIE website page. Form to come.

Vehicle crossings
Application forms and information sheets (which include the names of registered contractors) are available in the Roading section.

Water
Contact the Water Services Team on (03) 211 1777 if you have any questions relating to these forms
Water Services Connection
Water Disconnection Application
Sealing off services for demolition or relocation of a building