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Building work that doesn't need a building consent

There are many building projects that don't require a building consent, which makes it easier and faster for New Zealanders to get on with certain building projects. Find out all the information you need to know before you start building work that is exempt from the building consent process, including who you should engage to do the work, what rules to follow and where to go to for advice. 

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: