You can book a building inspection with the Council online below or by phoning the Inspections Support Team on 03 941 8222.

Ensure you have a clear timeline for your building work and book inspections in advance to avoid delays on-site.

  • Inspections are carried out between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Consent documents are required on-site and available (this may include hard copy or electronically readable). An inspection may not proceed if these are not provided.
  • To provide us with the best opportunity for booking an inspection on your requested date, please submit this request at your earliest opportunity.
  • Log fire inspections are always in high demand. Please book a log burner inspection by phoning our Inspections Support Team on 03 941 8222 or 0800 800 169.
  • Christchurch City Council reserves the right, from time to time, to contact customers in regard to the services provided.
  • If you wish to change or cancel your inspection, please call our Inspections Support Team on 03 941 8222. Cancellations must be made by 4pm the working day prior to your inspection taking place. The Council charges for cancellations made on the day the inspection is scheduled to take place.

Book a building inspection

Is this a reinspection?
Is this inspection for a Multi-Unit Consent?
Is this inspection type Heating Unit – Final (Sld or Liq Fuel Heater)?
Is this inspection type Foundation or slab, Concrete construction or Blockwork (Blockwork construction)?
Does the inspection type include Plumbing and/or Drainage?
Morning or afternoon?
Generally inspections are carried out between 8am and 5pm. If an inspector is unavailable during this time you will be contacted to arrange another time.
Would you like 30 minutes notice via a phone call or text?
If documentation is not onsite during inspection the inspection will be failed. I will need to rebook an additional inspection for which charges will apply