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Last reviewed: Wed, 19 Jun 2013

Building consent

The Christchurch City Council is responsible for issuing building consents within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. A building consent is a formal approval that confirms the proposed project complies with building legislation.

Do you need building consent?

Most building work requires a building consent. However, some work, such as minor and non-structural alterations and construction, may be exempt.

About the building consent process

An overview of the process you need to follow to get building consent.

Apply for or changing your building consent

Information about lodging your application for building consent.

Exemption from building consent

Information about the range of building work that can be undertaken without a building consent.

Frequently asked questions

Questions and answers about building consents.


Terms and definitions


Authorising Unit: Regulation and Democracy Services

Last reviewed: Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Next review: Thursday, 19 September 2013

Keywords: building consent, consent