Building Consent Exemptions

You are likely to require a building consent before you start any building work unless the work falls into the category of exempted work. You will still need to apply for an exemption in the latter case.  Even if you don't need a building consent, all works must be completed in accordance with the Building Code

If your building work falls into the exemption category you can apply here using our online consenting system.

Information on what types of building projects may be exempt from requiring a building consent can be located on the MBIE website.

Contact us if you are unsure whether or not you need a building consent.