Building officials

Building officials have a key role to play in ensuring New Zealand’s regulatory building control system works effectively.

The Building Act 2004 aims to provide more certainty around the consenting and inspection of building work by setting out a registration and accreditation scheme and technical reviews.

The Act creates three clearly defined operational roles for building consent authorities (BCA), territorial authorities and regional authorities.

Territorial authorities also have key responsibilities for managing earthquake-prone buildings.

Managing earthquake-prone buildings has more information.

Building CodeHub

Helps building officials and building practitioners search for and find the resources they need to carry out their roles and comply with the New Zealand Building Code.

Go to the Building CodeHub website

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: