Building Consents

Planning to build or renovate your home or business? This section of our website provides a general guide to the Building Consent process.

Horowhenua District Council's Building Control Service has been accredited by the Department of Building and Housing to ensure that certain minimum standards of health and safety are met in all building construction works.

GoShift - Simpler, Faster Building Consents

We're one of more than 20 Councils around the country that are working together to bring consistency to the building consent process, through GoShift. GoShift is a partnership between Central Government (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment) and Local Government (local councils) to improve performance, consistency and service delivery across the building consent system. 

From 6 October 2017 we'll be transitioning our current building consent application forms to a consistent version of application forms that have been developed as part of the GoShift initiative. Applications made on the old forms will still be accepted up until Friday, 22 December 2017. 

More information can be viewed on our Building Consent Process page.