Horowhenua District Council's main office will be closed for King’s Birthday. There are no changes to Monday kerbside collections.
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 Consent Authority has been accredited by IANZ and is registered with the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation to ensure that certain minimum standards of health and safety are met in all building construction works.
We're one of more than 20 Councils around the country that are working together to bring consistency to the building consent process, through Simpli (previously known as GoShift). Simpli 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.
As of 30 April 2018, customers can apply for consents through the Simpli online portal.
Since October 2017 we have been transitioning a number of our current building consent application forms to a consistent version of application forms that have been developed as part of the Simpli initiative. Applications made on the old forms are no longer accepted. More information can be viewed on our Building Consent Process page.
View general information about the Building Consent process.
Find out how to apply for a Building Consent online, by mail or in person.
What's involved in accepting and approving your consent application? Find out here.
What happens when you receive Council’s decision on your Building Consent application? Also how you can lodge an appeal.
Building inspections are required during various stages of the construction process. Find out what they are and how to book them.
Once the final inspection has passed, how do you apply for a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC)? Find out here.
View Council's Building fees and charges.
Find out how to apply for a Certificate for Public Use online, by mail or in person.
Find out how to apply for a Certificate of Acceptance online, by mail or in person.
Find out about changing the use of a building, extending the specified life of a building (including requirements for subdivision of an existing building) and applying for an alteration to an existing building.
Find out how to apply for an amendment to your building consent.