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 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).