Application Forms

MEMORANDUM FROM LICENSED BUILDING PRACTITIONER: CERTIFICATE OF DESIGN WORK

A Memorandum from Licensed Building Practitioner: Certificate of Design Work form is used to outline what Restricted Building Work design work was carried out or supervised on a project, and who carried it out or supervised it.

Application Form
351.82kb (PDF)

Guide
296.84kb (PDF)

STATUTORY DECLARATION OF OWNER/BUILDER

A Statutory Declaration as to Owner-Builder form is used to show that the owner-builder criteria are met, for owner-builders who want to use the Owner-Builder Exemption (which allows them to carry out Restricted Building Work on their own home).

Application Form
404.94 KB (PDF)

Guide
527.41 KB (PDF)

BUILDING CONSENT

A Building Consent is usually required before any physical work can start on your project. Councils grant a building consent application when they are confident your proposed work will meet the requirements of the Building Code.

Application Form
1.66 MB (PDF)

Guide
1.59 MB (PDF)

CERTIFICATE FOR PUBLIC USE

A Certificate for Public Use allows premises affected by building work to be used by the public.

Application Form
369.69 KB (PDF)

Guide
326.4 KB (PDF)

NOTICE OF OWNER BUILDER

A Notice of Owner-Builder should be used during the construction process when the Owner-Builder starts or stops using the Owner-Builder Exemption.

Application Form
313.07 KB (PDF)

Guide
219.65 KB (PDF)

EXTENSION OF TIME

An extension of time may be issued at the council’s discretion, either to issue a Code Compliance Certificate or to extend the time to start works.

Application Form
271.34 KB (PDF)

Guide
183.82 KB (PDF)

MEMORANDUM FROM LICENSED BUILDING PRACTITIONER: RECORD OF BUILDING WORK

A Memorandum from Licensed Building Practitioner: Record of Work form is used to outline what Restricted Building Work was carried out or supervised on a building site, and who carried it out or supervised it.

Application Form
335.04 KB (PDF)

Guide
281.26 KB (PDF)

CODE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

A Code Compliance Certificate is issued when a job is finished and the council is satisfied building and plumbing work complies with the Building Code and the building consent.

Application Form
403.38 KB (PDF)

Guide
291.45 KB (PDF)

FIND OUT MORE

WHEN DOES GOSHIFT GO LIVE?

The first part of GoShift is live now. Application forms and advice on how to complete them are now available.

Consent processing checklists are currently being developed in consultation with council representatives.

GoShift is aiming to implement standardised application forms, processing checklists, inspection types and checklists and templates as the first step to developing a standardised approach across councils.

The forms and checklists are the foundation of the initiative. Longer term, Go Shift will deliver:

  • online services and the ability to share resources across all councils;
  • a shared quality management system and the ability to move to a single accreditation; and
  • introducing data standards so data is captured in the same way across all of the councils involved.

IS GOSHIFT JUST ANOTHER IT SYSTEM?

GoShift is not an IT system at all. It’s about standardising and aligning building consent processes across all participating councils, regardless of size, location or system. GoShift aims to deliver a suite of online products, together with the ability to share building consent processes and resources across all councils.


WHAT WILL THE GOSHIFT ONLINE SERVICE PROVIDE?

GoShift's online service will provide a single point for application submissions; and to monitor the status of submissions through the life of the building consent. Applicants will be able to apply for a building consent and track it through to the code compliance certificate being issued. Other building consent-related forms will also be available as part of the online service.


WILL COUNCILS IN OTHER PARTS OF NEW ZEALAND BE ABLE TO JOIN?

The central regions are currently leading this work however councils in other regions are welcome to join.


WILL THE PROCESS FOR BUILDING CONSENT APPLICATIONS CHANGE?

The governing law (Building Act) will not change however councils can, if they wish, change the way they administer building consents to align with GoShift.


WILL THE INSPECTIONS PROCESS CHANGE?

Yes, because there are currently many different inspection checklists being used by participating councils. GoShift is creating standardised checklists.


HOW WILL THE BUILDING CONSENT PROCESS CHANGE?

Reducing the number of forms and processes and standardising them across councils will make the whole consents process more efficient and cost effective.


HOW WILL GOSHIFT CHANGE THE WAY CUSTOMERS APPLY?

Standardised and aligned processes and tools will mean that customers will be asked for the same information at any of the GoShift councils. This means more certainty for customers about what information they need to supply. It also means people who need to submit applications to different councils will be able to submit the same information for the same type of building work, regardless of location.

For councils who choose to use the online service, their customers will find the application process easier and more convenient. For example, people who make multiple applications (such as group home builders) will be able to create an application based on the last building consent submitted.