Signs may require a resource consent or building consent.
If you have any questions or would like more information please email our Duty Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to clarify your situation and advise if a resource consent is likely to be required.
Most signs do not require building consent, especially where there is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng) involved.
Please refer to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) guidance on building work(external link) that is automatically exempt under the Building Act, in particular exemption number 39 and 25.
Where signs are part of a building or are a building in their own right, they must comply with building code, even if a building consent is not required.
Formal building approval is not required for signs that: