The Christchurch City Council is responsible for issuing building consents within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
29 May update:
The information below is updated at the beginning of the week and is accurate as of that time.
Our current wait times to start processing a consent application are:
Due to the 1 May deadline for the new Energy Efficiency provisions, a significant number of applications have been received which is impacting time frames going forward.
For April 2023, we processed applications (including amendments) within 20 working days:
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
In response to a request for information (RFI):
You can apply for building consent online. For advice prior to applying for building consent contact DutyBCO@ccc.govt.nz
For more information about inspections, or to book, please phone our Inspections Support Team on 03 941 8222 or 0800 800 169.
A building consent is a formal approval to undertake building work in accordance with approved plans and specifications. It establishes that your proposed building work complies with the building code and 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.
Enter your building consent number in full (e.g. BCN/2022/555) to view the current status or estimated start date. Your building consent number can be found in the email confirmation you were sent when you submitted your building consent application.
We're here to help make sure you meet legal requirements and get through the building consent process.
How building consent applications are processed.
How building work is certified.
The processes and procedures for submitting queries, concerns or complaints about our building control functions.
The Council is recognised as an accredited building consent authority (BCA).