The Christchurch City Council is responsible for issuing building consents within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
The Council's Building Consenting Unit is open for business throughout Christmas and New Year.
The statutory clock is on hold from 20 December 2020 to 10 January 2021.
A building consent is a formal approval to undertake building work in accordance with approved plans and specifications. A building consent establishes that your proposed building work complies with the building code.
After we have issued the building consent we undertake inspections during construction and issue a code compliance certificate when the building work is all completed.