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)
New dwelling or alteration 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
Checklist – Conservatories
Miscellaneous – building / plumbing
Project Information Memorandum (PIM) checklist
Solar Hot Water Information Checklist
Fire service checklists
See also the MBIE’s Building Performance website for advice
on applying for Building Consents
To amend an existing Building Consent
Form: Minor Variation application
To submit information about work which is exempt from needing a building consent
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
Disconnect Water when demolishing or removing
Form: Water Disconnection Application
Sealing off service
Form: Sealing off services for demolition or relocation of a building
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.
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
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: Checklist for Certificate for Public Use
Checklist/guide: Public Use – checklist
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
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 on street frontage or roadway
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.
Application forms and information sheets (which include the names of registered contractors) are available in the Roading section.
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