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Apply for pre-application guidance

Due to an unprecedented volume of resource consent applications we are not currently accepting requests for pre-application meetings about proposed resource consents. This is so our staff can focus on processing lodged resource consents within the statutory timeframe. We are currently reviewing our pre-application service for resource consents and hope to reinstate an improved offering in 2022.

If you’re planning a development that may need building consent, we recommend talking to us before submitting your application. Use this form to talk to us before submitting your application. Currently you can request guidance for any of the following areas: building, licensing, recladding, certificate of acceptance, fire engineering design brief, specialist areas.  


Guidelines for consent applications


Before you apply make sure:

  • you can attach documents to your request. The more information you provide allows us to give more indepth guidance on your project
  • follow our file naming conventions
  • file names cannot be longer than 50 characters
  • supply documents in PDF format, not locked or password-protected and less than 300MB
  • drawings must be in landscape view.

You need to pay a deposit when you submit this application, unless you are an approved credit customer. Payment options include credit or debit card, Online EFTPOS, or Account2Account. A card payment fee of 1.75 per cent will apply for credit or debit card payments.


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