Building Information and Consents

If you are planning to build or renovate your home or business premises, almost everything you build needs to meet a number of standards and regulations.

Kaikōura District Council is the Building Consent Authority for our district, providing building consent for work that needs approval and inspection under the Building Act. 

The links below have information that you may find useful throughout the building process:

New Building Consent Exemptions effective August 31, 2020

Read about the new building consent exemptions are being added to the Building Act.

Applying for your consent.

All the information you need to get started on your building project.

Processing your consent.

Information on how long the Council has to process a consent and what aspects need to be taken into account before approving it.

Certifying your building work - code compliance certificates.

Information on code compliance certificates, why you need them, how to apply, time frames and compliance with your CCC.

Application forms and consent fees.

Application forms for building consents and information on deposits and fees.

Inspecting your consent.

Information on how Council inspects consent conditions and whether they have been followed.

Earthquake prone buildings.

Information on the management of earthquake prone buildings and making changes to an EQ prone building.

Natural Hazards and Land Damage

Read about the work on Natural hazards and land damage here. 

Related Links

Helpful information about building from a variety of sources:

26 May 2020