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There are exceptions where a Building Consent is not required. These exceptions are set out in Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004.

Under Exemption 2 of Schedule 1 the Council has the ability to exempt proposed building work which requires a Building Consent, as long as:

  • It is unlikely to be carried out otherwise than in accordance with the Building Code or;
  • If carried out otherwise than in accordance with the Building Code, is unlikely to endanger people or any building, whether on the same land or another property.

The Rangitīkei District Council has agreed there are no specific exemptions under Schedule 1(2) but an Application for Exempt Building Work can be completed and along with supporting documentation, be submitted to Council and then will be considered on a case by case basis.

NOTE: Please be aware that any building work that requires a Building Consent cannot start until a Building Consent is granted.

Below are links to the guide to building work that does not require a building consent under the Building Act 2004.
They concentrates on the list of exemptions contained in Schedule 1 of the Building Act, and provides examples of certain work.

These guides provide information on each of the Schedule 1 exemptions including what the law says, guidance and useful examples.

Building work that does not require a building consent

Find out all the information you need to know before you start building work that is exempt from the building consent process, including who you should engage to do the work, what rules to follow and where to go to for advice.

Buildit Online Tool

Buildit allows homeowners to answer a few questions about an upcoming project and see if it needs a building consent, or if it could qualify as exempt building work.