Building Consents

A building consent is a legal document and formal approval that allows you to carry out building work. A consent assures that the work complies with the requirements of the New Zealand Building Act 2004, Building Regulations and Building Code.

Waimakariri District Council is responsible for issuing building consents within the Waimakariri District.

Your builder or designer can apply for a building consent for you and act as your designated agent, but you, as the owner, are responsible for ensuring that the application complies with all Council and Building Act requirements.

Last reviewed date: 07 Aug 2023