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 apply to Council for review of your project to see whether it meets the exemption requirements. Applications must be made on the  Application for exemption form that can be found under Building Application Forms,  there will be a fee charged for this service


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