You can withdraw a PIM or building consent application at any time prior to the building consent being granted.

To withdraw an application, submit a Withdrawal Request Form (B-014) [PDF, 275 KB] (also available in Word [DOCX, 373 KB]using our online services or at the Civic Offices, 53 Hereford St, Christchurch.

Please note: Depending on how much processing work has been completed, you may either receive a refund or be charged additional fees if the costs to date exceed the deposit amount.

After your building consent has been issued

If you will no longer be proceeding with your building work after your building consent has been issued, you can advise the Council of this in writing either using Online Services or in-person at the Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

At the time that your notification is received, you may be eligible to receive a refund of any unused fees. These will be calculated and issued to you.

A building consent lapses if the building work is not started within 12 months after the date of issue of the building consent as per Section 52, Building Act 2004. At this time you will receive a letter from Council advising you that your building consent has lapsed.  You will be eligible to receive a refund of any unused fees and levies.

If you decide before this date that you will not be proceeding with your building work, you can advise the Council of this in writing.