Do I need a building consent?

A building consent is required before building a carport if it will exceed 20 square metres in size.

What information is needed?

Specific information to include in a building consent application for a carport:

  • Site plan with the location of the carport and associated buildings
  • Carport construction details (i.e. timber or steel, footings, cladding and roofing, connections and flashing to existing building if necessary)
  • Stormwater disposal details
  • Engineered design details (carport designs are generally outside the scope of NZS3604).