Discuss with us any building work that has been completed without a building consent so you can consider your options to comply with section 40 of the Building Act 2004.

For further information regarding what work may be considered exempt, visit our exemption from building consent page.

Any building work carried out in urgency without a building consent, such as during an emergency, will require an application for a certificate of acceptance.

If you have completed any building work without first obtaining a building consent, or having a discretionary exemption approved, get in touch so we can discuss the options with you.

If you think you may have carried out building work without the required approvals:

  • Call 03 941 8999 and ask for the duty building consents officer and explain what unconsented building work you have done and why. 
  • Ask about a certificate of acceptance.

If you have serious concerns about building work, you can raise this with us and we'll investigate.

You will need to provide details of your concerns by:

If your building work does not meet the requirements of the Building Act, the Council can issue you with a notice to fix for any breaches of the Building Act or Building regulations.

The notice to fix will instruct you to what action to take to address the issues identified and give a timeframe to comply to prevent further action being taken.