Signs may require a resource consent or building consent.
If you have any questions or would like more information please email our Duty Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to clarify your situation and advise if a resource consent is likely to be required.
Signs do not require building consent where the design is carried out or reviewed by a chartered professional engineer (CPEng).
Refer to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) guidance on building work(external link) that is automatically exempt under the Building Act, in particular, exemption numbers 39 and 25.
Signs and the support of signs must comply with building code, even if a building consent is not required.
Formal building approval is not required for that the building work in connection with a sign where: