If your project requires a building consent, it must be obtained before any of the work starts, so please make sure that you start the application process well before building is due to start.
This list covers the most straighforward ones, but it's not exhaustive. Some exemptions depend on who's doing the work.
Work that is exempt under Schedule 1 of the Building Act is still required to meet the Building Code to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose. It must also comply with relevant planning controls.
To save documentation, time, and costs, we will consider exemptions on a case-by-case basis.
You will need to include details of why the exemption should be approved.
Work that is exempt under Schedule 1 of the Building Act is still required to meet the Building Code to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose. It must also comply with relevant planning controls
A Project Information Memorandum or PIM is a report relating to a specific project on a property. It is strongly recommended that you apply for a PIM prior to submitting a Building Consent application. As a PIM investigates issues that might affect your building project under the Tasman Resource Management Plan (TRMP), such as:
To assist you to compile your application, a Planning Checklist is on our Building consent forms and fees page.
If you choose to apply for a Building Consent only, a Resource Management authority (RMA) check will be completed instead. This follows a similar procedure, and costs the same as a PIM. However you could face significant delays if the RMA check identifies issues that need remediation or a Resource Consent (RC) to proceed.