Under the Building Act 2004, the period between 20 December and 10 January each year are excluded from the working days count for all consent processing timeframes. This means that any weekdays during this time are not counted as working days.
Therefore we want to let you know that any building or resource consents received after 9am on Thursday 22 November 2018 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 timeframe.
Building and resource consents:
If you need your resource or building consent processed before Christmas (barring any further information requests which stop the processing clock), it needs to be submitted before 9am on Thursday 22 November 2018.
We will recommence processing building and resource consents from 8am on Friday 11 January 2019.
The last building inspections will be done on Friday 21 December 2018 and these should be booked by Wednesday 19 December 2018. Inspections can be booked again from Thursday 3 January 2019.
If you need a LIM before Christmas, you need to apply for it on or before Monday 10 December 2018.