Buller District Council


Exemptions from Building Consent Services

The Building Act 2004 has a list of building work that doesn’t require a building consent. This information is contained in the 1st Schedule of the Act and can be located on the at New Zealand Legislation website.

Section 17 of the Building Act 2004 states that all building work must comply with the Building Code. Independent legal or technical advice should be sought to establish whether proposed building work is exempt.

While the Building Act provides for exemptions there might be other laws that you need to comply with. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

You may provide details of the exempt work to Council and this information will be placed on the relevant property file for information only.  Please note that this information will not be reviewed or verified by Council and no liability is accepted for any errors or if the work is not covered under Schedule 1.


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