All the Councils in the Waikato Building Consent Group use these checklists to process building consent applications. These checklists are a ‘ready reckoner’ available for you to use as part of your own quality checks to ensure all the required design work is compliant with the building code.
Save time for yourself and Council by checking that your plans are ready to submit. All items on the checklist must be compliant with the building code.
Save money by being prepared through minimising additional costs and time delays. Check that any required documentation is accurate and complete.
Better manage your brand/reputation by avoiding rework that costs time and money for all involved.
If you are providing a Producer Statement, check that you have provided adequate information. Your Producer Statement will be checked against the Producer Statement Checklist. If this information has not been provided, your Producer Statement will be rejected until you provide all the required information.
If you want to know more about booking an inspection, being ready for an inspection, the procedure, smoke alarms, final inspection and CCC, and when to occupy a building please refer to the section on Inspection and Certification.
To open the PDF documents you will need Acrobat Reader, which is available for free from the Adobe website. To SAVE the completed form for your project records, follow these instructions:
- Select File, Save As, then go to step 3; OR
- Select File, Print, then select CutePDF Writer (or Adobe PDF) as the Printer; then Print, then go to step 3
- Name the file. Use the project street name or the client’s name and the date, e.g., Anywhere St 2016-08-16
- Select the folder in your computer to save the file to
- Select Save
NOTE: If you are using chrome to access the interactive forms you need to wait for about 30 – 40 seconds until you see the text fields turn grey, then they become responsive and you can type in the fields. The forms download properly in internet explorer, but for some unknown reason chrome downloading of the forms has started to play up.
New dwellings, sleep-outs, alterations and / or additions, conservatories, change of building use to habitable, duplexes
Interactive PDF (223kb)
Word 2010 (585kb)
Bathroom facilities, level access showers, retaining walls, decks & verandas, marquees, signs (>3m), other / fully engineered projects
Interactive PDF (189kb)
Word 2010 (543kb)
Residential & Minor Commercial
Interactive PDF (154kb)
Word 2010 (413kb)
House, office, garage, re-piling, MBIE multi-proof
Interactive PDF (172kb)
Word 2010 (480kb)
Rotary or herringbone construction methods
Interactive PDF (172kb)
Word 2010 (475kb)
BC required if >3 storeys, or if not a stand-alone building.
Interactive PDF (278kb)
Word 2010 (215kb)
- Also, CHECK Compliance Schedule Details (supplied with application).
Producer Statement & Memoranda:
- Are required during, or at the end of construction.
- See Producer Statement page for further information.
Alterations – consider Protection from Fire: Legislative changes 2013 -2014.
- Please ensure that if you plan to alter an existing commercial building that you have provided a Fire Philosophy that meets the requirements of MBIE guidance.
- Refer to Building Score Sheet taken from the guidance document.
Certificate of Design Work:
- If you have provided a PS1 for the design work, you also need to provide a Certificate of Design Work (COW) – see above.
- For more information, go to Licensed Building Practitioner page.
If you require assistance in selecting the correct application form or checklist, please contact the Building Unit of your local Council.