Building consent exemptions

Last updated: 8 October 2020

Information for councils about the updated building consent exemptions that came into effect on 31 August 2020.

In this webinar we show examples of the building consent exemptions that came into effect, and what this means for councils.

Read new building consent exemptions examples in text format.

Building work that does not require a building consent [PDF, 9MB]

To help councils answer questions from the public about these building consent exemptions, an information sheet with common questions has been prepared.

New building consent exemptions FAQs [PDF 350KB]

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: