Online Building Consent Portal
What you need to know
As from 10 July 2017, South Waikato District Council will be accepting Building Consent Applications electronically via an online service provider called AlphaOne.
AlphaOne's system is used nationwide by a number of other Council's to provide more visibility of the building consent process, both for Council staff and consent applicants.
Users of the consenting system will have full visibility of the status of their application from submission and granting of a consent, through to final issuing of the Code of Compliance Certificate.
The system provides transparency to everyone, efficient processing and consistency through a proven electronic step by step workflow.
We have partnered with AlphaOne (a Palmerston North based company), to provide a secure, easy to use online system for applying and monitoring the status of your consent application.
AlphaOne is a purpose built, web based portal for Local Government to manage the entire consent process and is implemented by a number of other Councils nationwide.
See more about the AlphaOne system on their website:
What do I need before I apply?
To apply for a Building Consent through the online consenting system, you will need the following:
- Access to a smartphone, tablet or computer
- A valid email address
- Your plans, specifications and supporting documents saved in PDF format
How to apply for a Consent?
Browse to the following website to signup as a registered user of the building consent system:
Once you have registered, you will be sent an automated email to verify your email address is correct. Follow the verification email link and you will be able to submit your first building consent application.
If you want to see how to complete a Building Consent application form online before you give it a try, check out our online video:
What if I don't have a tablet, computer or smartphone?
If your building consent is for a new residential building or alteration, or if you are putting a new garage or shed on your property, you will, in most cases, have contracted a person to do the work for you. These contractors can submit the Building Consent application on your behalf.
If your consent is not being handled by a contractor and you do not have access to a computer yourself, we recommend dropping in to your local library branch, where internet and computer access is provided for free..