Building & Resource Consent Christmas Processing Times
Council would like to inform the public that any Building or Resource consents received after 5:00pm on Tuesday 21st November are not guaranteed to be processed before Christmas, although we will do our best to make sure all complete consent applications are issued within their statutory timeframe.
To ensure a Resource Consent or Building Consent is processed before Christmas (barring any requests for further information or affected parties which stop the processing clock), the application needs to be submitted before 5:00pm – Tuesday 21st November 2023
Legislation (The Building Act 2004 and the Resource Management Act 1991) states that the period between 20 December and 10 January each year is excluded from the working days count for all timeframes. This means that any weekdays during this time willnot be counted as working days.
Building inspections will be completed through to 3:00pm on Thursday the 21st of December and these should be booked in by Tuesday the 19th. Please don’t leave it until the last minute!
Inspections can be booked again from Monday the 8th of January (2024) and the earliest inspections undertaken on 10th January.
To ensure a LIM is completed before Christmas, the application needs to be submitted on or before the 5th of December.