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Solar hot water system consents

Submitting the consent application

Proof of ownership

Council will accept a current Rates demand as proof of ownership (for solar hot water applications only).  This will be checked when your building consent is received.

Other potential requirements


Your building consent will also be checked for planning compliance.  Some common issues that occur are daylight controls and maximum heights. Have a look at Council's resource consent information online or contact Council's Duty Planner on +64 3 546 0200 to discuss your project.


Council has set fees for solar hot water system building consents.  They are based on average processing times and number of inspections.  Please note: if your application requires longer to process or re-inspections are required, you will receive an additional invoice.

Council is required to collect levies for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and BRANZ.  These levies are based on the value of works $20,000 and over and are explained in the Building Unit Fees and Charges.

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