The Christchurch City Council is responsible for issuing building consents within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
Due to our inspectors helping at Kaikoura as part of the regional state of emergency, there is likely to be a longer wait time for inspections. We appreciate your patience.
A Building consent is a formal approval to undertake building work in accordance with approved plans and specifications. A building consent establishes that your planned building work complies with the Building Act 2004 and the building code. We also: undertake inspections during construction, issue code compliance certificates, issue notices to fix, provide project information memoranda (PIM), and land information memoranda (LIM).
Forms and guides for building consents applications, building inspections, Building Act compliance and more
Information about fees and charges for building consent services and paying for them.
Every project is different, but you still need to tick off essential stages to make it a success.