The Building Act 2004 provides for the regulation of building work, the establishment of a licensing regime for building practitioners, and the setting of performance standards, to ensure that:
- people who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health
- buildings have attributes which contribute appropriately to the health, physical independence, and well-being of the people who use them
- people who use a building can escape from the building if it is on fire and
- buildings are designed, constructed, and able to be used in ways which promote sustainable development.
Amusement Device Permits
Before you operate an amusement device in the Masterton District you need to apply for a permit.
Building a Fence
There are special requirements for building fences especially along boundaries and around swimming pools.
Building Fees and Charges
See all the fees and charges related to building, planning and development in the Masterton District.
Building Forms and Applications
Find all of the relevant forms to apply for your building consent, code of compliance and more.
Disputes and Complaints
Complaints can be made by completing our online form or by writing to us.
Private Swimming Pools and Fencing
You will need a building consent if you’re planning to build a swimming pool fence.
Solid Fuel Heating
You will need to get a building consent before you install a new woodburner.
Find out more about the regulations that govern Tiny Homes.