Applying for Building Consents Over the Holiday Season
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This is a friendly reminder for those submitting Building Consent applications between November and January. In accordance with Section 48 of the Building Act, Council has 20 working days to grant or refuse a building consent application. However, the period from 20th December to the 10th January every year is not classified as working days under the Building Act 2004. Council Offices will be closed from 12.00pm 24 December 2021 until 8.00am 10 January 2022. Therefore any building consent applications submitted after 23 November 2021 will be affected. During this time, inspections are generally limited to emergency situations or those pre-arranged with the Building team. Remember – if you are planning any construction, removal or alteration work you will need to obtain a Building Consent before the work begins. Council is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding timeframes for building consents. You can get in touch with our friendly Council team by phoning or emailing us. Our contact details can be found below.