Submitting the forms

Your completed application can be forwarded to us in three ways:

  • by emailing your application and/or a web link with your documents to  
  • bring it to our reception at 838 – 842 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt.
  • by post (or courier) to Upper Hutt City Council, Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140

Guidance is available to assist you with your application. Please refer to the Guide to completing the application form and Guidance on supporting documentation.

Applications are checked for completeness and fee payments are required before applications are accepted.

Submitting your building consent application digitally?

Building consent applications submitted digitally will need to be in PDF format. A single PDF should be supplied containing the relevant documentation for each of the applicable subheadings listed below:

 Single PDF  Documentation required
(PDF 1)
  • Application
  • Proof of ownership (i.e. Record of Title under 3 months)
  • Letter accompanying applications
  • LBP Memorandum
  • Statutory declaration as to owner builder
Plans and Drawings
(PDF 2)
  •  Architectural plans
  • Truss and frame design
  • Services plans and wastewater systems
  • Mechanical and electrical plans
(PDF 3)
  • Architectural specifications
  • Appraisals / CodeMark™ Certificates
  • Specified / proprietary product info and certificates
  • H1 Energy efficiency calculations
  • Bracing Schedules
  • Alternative Solution Justification
  • External moisture risk matrix
  • Weather-tightness Reports / QA documents
  • Lift Documentation
  • Change of use Report/s
  • Accessibility reports
Structural documents
(PDF 4)
  • Structural Engineer Producer statements
  • Design features reports
  • Structural calculations
  • Initial Seismic Assessment (ISA)
  • Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA)
  • Geotechnical Reports
Specifications fire
(PDF 5)
  • Fire report
  • Fire Engineer Producer statements
  • Fire Engineer calculations
  • Fire Engineer specification/s
  • Fire and emergency New Zealand (FENZ) documents
  • Other documents to support the Fire safety design aspect of the proposed work