Building Application Forms & Fact Sheets

Here you will find fact sheets, application forms and check sheets for building projects.

Notification to all our Building Consent Customers - 27 Oct:

Building Consent Application forms are in the process of being updated. Please make sure that you download the latest version of our Building Application Forms before submitting any application.

There will be a 2 week transition period from the date each new application form is uploaded to the WDC website. Any application submitted after the 2 week timeframe which is not on the current application version will be rejected at the time of lodgement.

Once forms have been replaced, the table below will be updated to include start dates of the 2 week transition period.

Form NameDate Updated (2 Week Transition Begins)
Vehicle Crossing Application Form28 Oct 2020
Application for Certificate of Public Use6 Nov 2020
Application For Certificate of Acceptance6 Nov 2020
Application For Code Compliance Certificate6 Nov 2020
Building Consent / PIM Application and Amendments for Commercial / Communal / Industrial (formerly Building Consent - Commercial)6 Nov 2020
Building Consent / PIM Application and Amendments for Dwellings, Outbuildings, Swimming Pools and Other Works (formerly BC application - dwellings and other work (not specified minor works))

6 Nov 2020

Application For Amendment to Compliance Schedule17 Nov 2020
Application For a Waiver or Modification to a Specific Clause of the Building Code17 Nov 2020
Alternative Solution Engagement Form17 Nov 2020

The main changes to the applications (as applicable to each application) include:

  • Re-branding of the application
  • Inclusion of an Applicant section
  • Applicant/Agent Authorisation – this section has been moved to sit with the Applicant and Agent sections of the application
  • Inclusion of historic site or place in the Project Information Memorandum section
  • Inclusion of a new Vehicle crossing section – you will need to confirm if a vehicle crossing is required or to be altered for the project.  Where applicable you will need to complete and submit a Vehicle Crossing Application Form. Please note: Your Vehicle Crossing inspection needs to be approved prior to the Building Consent being granted
  • Inclusion of a new National Environment Standard (NES) – the applicant is required to provide information on whether the site is a HAIL Site (soil contamination)
  • Change of the information required for the Geotechnical Report section


Bookmarks: Please note that our current software does not enable us to maintain bookmarks within the consent documents during processing and granting.  (This may be reviewed once a software solution becomes available).

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