Solar hot water system consents

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.


There are currently no processing or inspection fees charged for solar hot water system building consents.  However, 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.

Application form and BC78 checklist

GoShift application forms

Nelson City Council uses GoShift forms: a common set of building consent application forms, to provide consistency and improve customer service across participating Councils.  For more information, please visit the GoShift website.