A residential building consent application is used for single stand-alone dwellings, dwelling additions and/or alterations, repiles, garages, decks, gazebos, sheds and retaining walls. This application pack includes a checksheet which will assist you with the preparation of your plans.
Form B-002R application [DOC 645KB]
Form B-002R application [PDF 363KB]
Single residential dwelling and accessory buildings checksheet (Form B-062) [PDF 102KB]
Single residential dwelling and accessory buildings checksheet (Form B-062) [DOC 450KB]
Other forms you will require if the items listed below are included in your application:
Checksheet for swimming and spa pools and associated fences (Form B-054) [PDF 69KB]
Application for water connection (Form WS1) [PDF 47.6KB]
Stormwater disposal tests (Form B-091) [PDF 39.5KB]
Application for common drain connection (Form B-042) [PDF 33.9KB]
Form of consent common drains (Form B-043) [PDF 32.9KB]
Examples of sample drawings are provided by MBIE Building and Housing Group’s publication Guide to applying for a building consent (residential buildings).
Building consent under Section 72
Section 72 of the Building Act 2004 is concerned with building on land which is subject to a range of natural hazards, like flooding, slippage and erosion. There are difficulties in building on such hazardous land for both the owner and Council.
Section 72 offers a solution to potential conflicts of interest by allowing, in certain situations, an owner to take the risk of building on such hazardous land without exposing Council to future liability. If this applies to your project, please complete the Form B-041 below to acknowledge that you are aware of the implications of this issue.
Land subject to a natural hazard (S72 request) (Form B-041) [PDF 35.2KB]
Refer to the Building consent schedule of fees.
Other useful information
Building Consent Application Notes – Guidance on Means of Compliance (Form B-302) [PDF 26.5KB]
Smoke alarm information sheet (Form B-311) [PDF 70.9KB]
Fire requirements - SH (Form B-312) [PDF 53.9KB]
Potable water supply (Form B-313) [PDF 21.2KB]
Domestic fire sprinkler information sheet (Form B-314) [PDF 26.2KB]
Controlling sediment run-off from building sites (Form B-332) [PDF 33.1KB]
What you need to know when booking an inspection (Form B-389) [PDF 33.8KB]
For further advice, contact a Building Consent Officer or Duty Planner:
Phone: (03) 941 8999