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 approved plans and specifications. A building consent establishes that your proposed building work complies with the building code.
After we have issued the building consent we undertake inspections during construction and issue a code compliance certificate when the building work is all completed.
We're here to help make sure you meet legal requirements and get through the building consent process.
How building consent applications are processed.
How building work is certified.
The processes and procedures for submitting queries, concerns or complaints about our building control functions.
The Council is recognised as an accredited building consent authority (BCA).