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Submit your demolition notice

If you plan to demolish a building or part of a building greater than 50m3, you must give us at least 6 weeks' notice. It is an offence to demolish a building without the necessary notice being given.

When you don't need to give us notice

You don't need to tell us if you're planning to demolish:

  • an internal part of a building, where the building is occupied and it is intended that it should continue to be occupied
  • a building smaller than 50m3 (external volume)
  • a greenhouse, conservatory, shed or prefabricated garage, where they form part of a larger building
  • an agricultural building, unless it forms part of a building with other uses.

Submit notice to demolish a building or part of a building

To submit notice of a demolition, download and complete the form below and email it to

Demolition permits

Once you've given us demolition notice, we will aim to issue the demolition permit within 2 weeks but it can take a maximum of 6 weeks.

The demolition permit will include a set of conditions and a schedule detailing measures to be taken to ensure that safety issues are addressed. During the demolition process a building control surveyor may visit the site to ensure that conditions are met.

You can commence work when you receive your demolition permit or if 6 weeks have elapsed since you gave us notice.

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