New commercial building consents

Commercial and public buildings have specific requirements under the Building Act, to make sure that they're accessible to people with disabilities, and to keep people safe in case of fire or other emergencies.

Application process for new buildings

The process for making the application is the same as the residential process, but commercial consents are more complex than residential consent applications.

Make an appointment

All applicants for commercial buildings should make an appointment with a Commercial Duty Building Officer by phoning 03 543 8400.

Pre-application meetings
Apply for a Compliance Schedule
Referral to Fire and Emergency New Zealand

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