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Guidance to building consent amendments

If you want to make a change to your building consented work, talk to your council about whether it requires a formal amendment. 

This guide sets out our expectations around notifying proposed variations to building consents, assessing those variations and making amendments to building consents. It was written just prior to the 2009 amendment to the Building Act and is due to be rewritten. It should be used in conjunction with the minor variations guidance written in 2010.

  • Published on 1 September 2008
  • Of interest to Building consent authorities, Licensed building practitioners, Designers
  • ISBN: 978-0-478-32724-3 (Print) / 978-0-478-32723-6 (Online)
  • 1st edition

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: