Before you make an application
Please get in touch with us to find out if you also need a resource consent before making an application.
Make an application
When you are ready to make an application for:
- a multi residential building
- an industrial building
- a commercial building
You need to provide us with the following:
What is a Compliance Schedule?
A Compliance Schedule is a document issued by Council for buildings which contain systems called ‘specified systems’ in the Building Act.
All buildings, other than a single household residential building, require a Compliance Schedule if they contain any of the specified systems listed below.
These systems require regular inspections and maintenance by a qualified specialist, known as an IQP (Independent Qualified Person). The owner of the building must ensure continued effective operation of these specified systems and features.
From March 2008, all buildings that have a cable car, including single residential buildings, will require a Compliance Schedule for a cable car. (A single residential building will require a Compliance Schedule only for the cable car and not for any of the other systems/features listed below).
- automatic systems for fire suppression;
- automatic or manual emergency warning systems for fire or other dangers;
- electromagnetic or automatic doors or windows;
- emergency lighting systems;
- escape route pressurisation systems;
- riser mains for use by fire services
- automatic back-flow preventers connected to a potable water supply
- lifts, escalators, travelators, or other systems for moving people or goods within buildings
- mechanical ventilation or air conditioning systems
- building maintenance units providing access to exterior and interior walls of buildings
- laboratory fume cupboards
- audio loops or other assistive listening systems
- smoke control systems
- emergency power systems for, or signs relating to, a system or feature specified for any of the above
- cable cars
- other fire safety systems or features (systems for communicating information intended to facilitate evacuation, final exits, fire separations, signs) (this is not specified system)
A Compliance Schedule needs to be issued or amended if:
- existing buildings that have not previously had a compliance schedule but have any of the listed specified systems
- new buildings containing specified systems
- alterations to a building containing a specified system
- changes to a specified system or
- a change of use in a building which needs a specified system.
When you apply for a Building Consent, if the building contains any specified systems, you are required to identify the systems on the compliance schedule part of the ‘Application for Building Consent’ Form (p6). ECB-FORM-256
You will also need to provide the following information with the building consent:
- Performance standards for each specified system - your architect/designer will provide you with information relating to the performance standards for each specified system contained within the building.
- The inspection, maintenance and reporting procedures required for each system.
Based on the information provided, a Draft Compliance Schedule will be issued when the Building Consent is granted and issued. A Final Compliance Schedule (CS) will be issued at the time the Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) is issued.
If a building has not had a Compliance Schedule before, a Compliance Schedule Statement (CSS) will be issued by Hutt City Council together with the Compliance Schedule. The CSS serves as a temporary public notification of compliance schedule requirements. It is replaced after 12 months by the Building Warrant of Fitness.
When a building consent is not required, but your building requires a Compliance Schedule under section 100 of the Building Act, you can apply by completing the Application for Compliance Schedule Form (PDF 53kb)
The Building Warrant of Fitness is a statement signed by the owner or an authorised manager stating that all the specified systems in the building have been inspected, maintained and reported in accordance with the compliance schedule for a period of 12 months prior to the issue date.
A building owner must supply a BWoF to Hutt City Council on each anniversary of issuing the Compliance Schedule.
The owner must annually supply:
The owner must keep the Compliance Schedule & Form 12A in an agreed location and make it available to Council officers on request, as well as other authorised people. A Form 12A must be kept for two years.
Check out our Safety in Public Buildings infosheet for more information.
How much does it cost?
Hutt City Council currently charges $150.00 for an annual renewal fee for the BWoF.
What is an Independent Qualified Person (IQP) or a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP)?
An IQP is a person (or firm) approved by the territorial authority as qualified to inspect certain compliance schedule items and ensure that the necessary maintenance occurs. ‘Independent’ means that the person has no financial interest in the building.
An IQP who is willing to do inspections in Hutt City is required to register with Wellington City Council. Wellington City Council (WCC) manages the IQP registration and register for Councils in the Wellington Region. Discussion is happening currently towards achieving a National IQP register and until a process is finalised and established, WCC will continue to do the registration.
Visit Department of Building and Housing web site for more information.