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Application to discontinue with a building consent

Use this application if:

  • Your consent has not yet been issued
  • Your consent has been issued but work has not started. (This must occur within 12 months of the date of issue of the building consent). 

No fee applies when submitting this application. An administration fee will be charged and reconciled against any paid deposits on your building consent. Please refer to the refused or lapsed building consents page for more information.


Guidelines for consent applications


Before you apply, make sure:

  • all required information supplied is complete
  • documents are in PDF format, not locked or password-protected 
  • documents are less than 300MB, and follow our file naming conventions
  • you have the owners written approval to act on their behalf (if applicable)
  • you have proof of bank details, like a bank statement or deposit slip
  • you have the owners written approval for the refund to go to someone other than the person who paid (if applicable).

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