Apply for a building consent

COVID-19 UPDATE: Our Building Review team will continue to work remotely thoughout level 3 which means any building consent applications can be accepted, processed and approved as normal. While we cannot accept hard copy consents at this time we will be accepting building consents electronically. RFI responses for building consents will process electronically as normal.


We can process your application faster if you submit a good quality application. Read how to prepare a building consent.


Note: the following link will take you to the Build Waikato website.

Download a application

Complete and send in your application along with the supporting documents (including the relevant lodgment checklist) via:

Email: (include a file share link (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive) with your large supporting documents).

Post: Waikato District Council
Private Bag 544

In person: Ngaruawahia Office and our Tuakau Office


A full list of the application fees can be found in our fees and charges schedule.

What happens next?

We will contact you to confirm that your application has been received and provide you with a tracking number so you can track your consent online

It may take up to 20 working days to process your application and we will contact you if more information is required.

You need to pay all outstanding fees before your consent can be issued.