Do I Need a Building Consent?

Remember that all building work must comply with the Building Code and the New Plymouth District Plan. If it does not, you will be required to obtain a resource consent before building can begin. The District Plan can be viewed online or you can give us a call on 06-759 6060 to discuss.

If a building consent is not required for building works you may wish to register your project with us anyway. Reasons for registering building work exempt under Schedule 1 include:

  • You can be certain that your proposed work falls within the scope of Schedule 1 (and a building consent is not required).
  • It is a means of providing a report on file for future reference and property enquiries. (This may be useful when you sell your house.)
  • You may receive advice on how to comply with the Building Code.