How does it work?
|Why would I choose to come to Permit Shop?|
|How do I apply for a building consent?|
|What do I need to provide?|
|•||Plans and specification (see below for details)|
|•||Recent copy of your Certificate of Title (we can obtain these for a fee if required)|
|•||Signed Permitshop Client Checklist (Permit Shop Client Details)|
|•||Signed council form(s) and checklist (download the relevant application form(s) by clicking here).|
|•||MCC Only – Preferred Provider form by clicking here|
|•||Applicable Deposit fee (ACC only – please contact us for this amount)|
|BC + PIM Applications:||4 full sets of working drawings with 3 copies of specifications, bracing and engineering calculations, engineers reports etc.
(if PIM issued, then only 3 copies plans required)
|PIM application only:||2 sets drawings (elevations, floor plans & site plan minimum)|
|What assistance do we provide?|
|What is the Process?|
|What is the processing clock?|
The New Zealand Building Act requires a Building Consent to be processed and issued within 20 live working days.
Permitshop monitors this by having two processing clocks. One monitors the Council legal requirement of 20 working days and the other our processing clock of 10 live working days.
The statutory time frame (Council Clock) starts once the building consent has been accepted into the Councils processing system. The building consent then travels through a number of different technical people who check for compliance, these may include Resource management planning, Network Utility Operator, Hazards, Permitshop processing, Final review, Accounts then issue. At any stage during this process one of technical people can suspend the building consent by asking for further information. The processing clock is then suspended until the correct information is provided. The net live days taken to process the building consent is the time that makes up the legal requirement of 20 live working days.
|What happens if you need further information?|
During processing of your consent, council may require further information or revisions to the design. We will communicate this to you either by phone or email. Your consent will then be ‘suspended’ until such time as this information is received.
If you have any queries regarding a request for information received, then please give a call to discuss.
|How long does it take?|
The Building Act requires that Council issue the building consent within 20 working days. This does not include days that are counted as ‘suspended’. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss the likely timeframe for your consent.
|How do I get an update on progress?|
If you would like an update on how things are going with your application please feel free to give the office a call to discuss on (09) 6346101, or alternatively you can request an update online by dropping us a email by our contact page
|How much will my building consent cost?|
Fees for building consents vary dependent on the complexity and size of the project, and also between different councils. If you would like to get an estimate of the likely cost, then feel free to contact our office, and we will do our best to assist you.
Please note that all Permitshop charges for the processing and approval of the plans, as well as the prepaid inspection fees, are charged directly to the council. These fees are then included in the final invoice issued to the applicant by the council upon approval of the building consent.
|How do I pick up my approved consent?|
|What happens next?|
At certain points during construction, inspections will need to be undertaken by us to determine that the building is being constructed in accordance with the approved building consent. Those inspections will be nominated on your approved building consent pack, however a rough rule of thumb is that if the work is to be covered up, then we will need to inspect it first.
|How do I book an inspection?|
|What do I need for the inspection?|
The approved plans, specifications and inspection record must remain on site at all times, and be available for all inspections. In the event that the plans are not available, we will not be able to complete the inspection. This will then need to be rebooked.
You will be ready for your final inspection once all the work covered by the building consent is completed.
|How do I get my Code Compliance Certificate?|
Once your final inspection has been approved, and upon receipt of the required documentation, we will lodge an application on your behalf to the relevant council. Once issued, we will forward to you.
|Need any further information?|
You can download our Permit Shop Client Details, or alternatively, feel free to give us a call to discuss the process and any issues you may like clarified.Contact us