Not all plumbing and drainage work requires a building consent to be carried out.
Guidance is available in Part 2 of the guidance document Building work that does not require a building consent(external link).
Examples of this are:
Examples of minor residential plumbing and drainage work that require a building consent include:
Please make sure to read the guidance document examples and conditions in full and contact the duty building consent officer on 03 941 8999 to confirm details if required.
If the work you wish to carry out does require approval from the Council there are two ways to apply, refer below.
The Council considers applications for discretionary exemption on a case-by-case basis where the work is:
Each application will be considered carefully by a team dedicated to discretionary exemption applications.
To apply for building consent you will need to complete the following:
These forms might also be necessary when a building consent has been applied for:
Refer to the Building Consents Fee Schedule for further information.
Please note: that fixed fees and minimum application fees do not always cover all of the consent related costs of an application.