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.

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

Building consent 

2018.03 building consents

Why you need a consent, applying for a consent changing your consent, issuing your consent, stage  consents, restricted building work, Licensed Building Practitioners, natural hazards/building over allotments and Fire and Emergency NZ), determinations, PIMs, Certificate of acceptance, Existing buildings (alterations to existing buildings, change of use, extending the life of a building), Inspections, Lapsed consents, Building work sign-off (code compliance certificates)

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Application forms and building consent fees

2019.03 applications

Various application forms needed during the building process, with a link to the deposits associated.

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Commercial buildings

2019.03 commercial

Building warrant of fitness, compliance schedules, certificate for public use

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Property information

2019.03 PIM

Land information memorandums, for information on your property that is held on file by the Council.

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Exempt building work

2019.03 DIY

Building work that is exempt, applying for a discretionary exemption, building it yourself (owner-builder exemption)

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Waivers and modifications of the building code

2019.0303 modifications

Waivers or modification of the Building Code is possible, but require many legal aspects that need to be completed by building officials only.

If you are unsure about any waiver or modification laws contact us.

Earthquake prone buildings

2019.03 earthquake

Information on earthquake prone buddings and the management system for information on them. 

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Related Links

Helpful information about building from a variety of sources



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