Each council within New Zealand sets its own policy regarding what they require consent for, & these policies also change from time to time.
Many councils do not require building consent for solar photovoltaic systems. Some of these councils require an application for exemption to be submitted, under Clause K of Schedule 1 of the Building Act – more information about this Clause can be found at www.dbh.govt.nz/bc-no-consent-schedule-1#territorial-authority. Others do not require any paperwork to be completed at all.
Some councils do require building consent for solar photovoltaic systems, but as they are becoming more educated about solar power more of these are foregoing the consent requirement.
We will check for you what your local council’s current stance is on consent requirements.
If your council does require building consent or an application for exemption, we will complete all the associated paperwork for this on your behalf, for you to submit to your local council with any payment due.