Building consents

We're responsible for issuing building consents within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

Consent processing timeframes and delays are as follows:

  • Vetting applications:
    • Within four working days.
  • Start processing a consent application:
    • Within 14 working days for residential.
    • Within five working days for commercial.

June 2024 statutory processing timeframes of within 20 working days:

  • 90.3% for residential. July to date: 89.6%.
  • 88.6% for commercial. July to date: 72.4%.

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