Keyword: #buildingconsents

Building Consents
Ngā Whakaaetanga Hangatanga

If you're undertaking a building project, you may need a building consent. Here you'll find information on Build Waikato including access to application forms and checklists, information brochures and more, as well as details on building consent exemptions and where to get more help with your building consent.

The building consent process

Ōtorohanga District Council is a member of the Waikato Building Consent Group, a cluster of eight Councils who work together to bring consistency to the Building Consent process. Build Waikato is the group's collective website, full of information on the Building Consent process for anyone in the local building industry or involved in a building project, large or small.

Here you can also access:

  • Application forms and checklists
  • Information brochures
  • Helpful building links and much more

Once you have completed your application, you can submit your building consent to [email protected]

Building consent exemptions

Some building projects do not need building consents. This makes it faster and easier for home and building owners to turn their dreams into reality. The full summary of exemptions is available on the building.govt website.

Even though a building consent is not required, there are still rules to follow. All exempt building work must meet the Building Code and other relevant legislation.

Educational resources

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have exempt building work guidance available on their website.

View the guidance

They have also conducted a series of webinars with key sector stakeholders that discuss the exemptions in further detail. The presentation is available on demand for anybody who wants to learn more.

Watch the webinar

Lastly, to help homeowners find resources on how they should comply with the Building Code, here are some helpful links to relevant standards.

View information on how to comply with the Building Code

If you have questions, please email the team at [email protected]

Read text aloud