When is a building consent issued?
When all fees are paid and Council is satisfied on reasonable grounds that your planned project complies with the building code, your building consent will be issued.
Once your building consent is issued, make sure you read the full documentation carefully. In some circumstances, having a building consent issued to you does not necessarily mean that construction can start. Other legislation has a role to play too and you may have to wait for other authorisations such as a resource consent. These conditions will be listed on a certificate attached to your building consent (section 37 of the Building Act).
Conditions may be applied to a consent if the building work has a specified intended life, or your consent is granted but there are other rules that must be adhered to – e.g. 224 Subdivision approval, discharge to air land or sea (ECan). Refer also to FAQ – What does the granting of a building consent mean?