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Building applications can now be submitted electronically

Building applications can now be submitted electronically by attaching the following documentation completed in full:-

The planning form can be down load from the Hauraki District Council web site and there is a link to the Waikato Building Group web site for other forms.

Send to info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz

Building Consents & Information 

Hauraki District Council is a member of the Waikato Building Consent Group, a cluster of Councils who work together to bring consistency to the Building Consent process. 

All building projects are required to comply with the District Plan. Please download the form you will need for the Planning checklist Form 287 (152 KB) Adobe PDF document

The group website www.buildwaikato.co.nz is for anyone in the building industry or involved in a building project, large or small.  

Go to Waikato Building Consents website www.buildwaikato.co.nz

for all your building information including:

  • Application forms and checklists
  • Information brochures
  • Guides for homeowners
  • Restricted building work information
  • Helpful building links
  • And much more  

Talk to us at Hauraki District Council for the following:

  • Planning advice
  • to book an inspection
  • to submit your forms and plans
  • for more information

Phone 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the district) or email.

Fees for Building Consents 

View the fee schedule for building services.

Or download a printable version of Form 500 Building Consent Fees [PDF, 184 KB] Adobe Acrobat PDF document


Licensed Building Practitioner Notification 

Online form:

Licensed Building Practitioner Notification Form

How to get a Building Consent 

Building work cannot be started until a building consent has been issued by Hauraki District Council.

Building consent application forms and other helpful information are available on www.buildwaikato.co.nz.

If you require more information or a building inspection please contact us on 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the district) or email us.  

The Hauraki District Council Planning checklist Form 287 (152 KB) Adobe Acrobat PDF document is required to be filled in and submitted with a building consent application.

Hauraki District Council Building Services 

The Hauraki District Council's building team aims to help our local residents, businesses, investors and individuals with all Hauraki District's building matters. Being the district's local authority we are responsible for administering, enforcing and recording all day-to-day building activities.

Our Building Services team can help you with a range of building requirements including: 

  • Building Consent applications and amendments
  • Project Information Memoranda (PIM's)
  • Building and plumbing inspections
  • Code Compliance Certificate applications
  • Renewal of Warrants of Fitness.

It is our job to evaluate and process building consent applications, undertake building inspections and certify that structures meet the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code

Please view the information and download the forms you need from www.buildwaikato.co.nz and contact us at Hauraki District Council for planning advice, to submit your forms and plans, to book an inspection, or for further information.

Please download the form you will need for the Planning checklist Form 287 (152 KB) Adobe Acrobat PDF document

Building warrants of fitness and IQPs

A building warrant of fitness (BWoF) is a building owner’s annual statement confirming the specified systems in the compliance schedule for their building have been maintained and checked for the previous 12 months, in accordance with the compliance schedule. To find out more about BWoF process go to www.building.govt.nz

Building owners are required to engage IQPs who will undertake the inspection, maintenance and reporting procedures for the BWoF process. See more about IQPs

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