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Request a pre-application meeting for a building consent

When to use this form

If you're working on a large or complex project, use this form to request a meeting with a consenting officer before you submit your building consent application.

If you have a small technical query, you can book a free 30-minute chat with a consenting officer instead by calling 04 801 4311 or emailing

Privacy statement

Personal information collected through this form will be used for the administration of the pre-application stage of the building consent process. Information will be kept at Wellington City Council, 113 The Terrace, Wellington. Personal information will not be provided to the public.

Terms and Conditions


Pre-application meetings are free of charge for up to 2 hours of the Council’s time. This includes research time relating to the project before or after the meeting, as well as the meeting itself.

After this, we charge for our time at $209 per hour. If additional specialist advice is needed, this will also be charged to the applicant.

The advice we can give

Pre-application meetings will be carried out using the information available at the time of the meeting. If the project description or information supplied in this pre-application changes, it may affect the Council’s view of your application.

Formal decisions cannot be made during or on the basis of the pre-application meeting, and any guidance we provide is in principle and not legally binding.

The information you need to provide

By submitting this form you are confirming that you’ve provided all the required information and that you have read and understand the above terms and conditions.

We will contact you within 5 working days of this form being submitted to arrange a meeting time.