Building consents

The Christchurch City Council is responsible for issuing building consents within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

A Building consent is a formal approval to undertake building work in accordance with authorities (BCA), such as the 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).

This page will help direct you to the information to help you with your building project. You can also call us on (03) 941 8999. Building and resource consent applications can be complex. We recommend that you engage an experienced professional to help with design work, drawings and specifications. Take a look at A Beginner’s Guide to Resource and Building Consent processes [PDF 3.48MB].