Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006

7 Performing building control functions

(1)

A building consent authority must have policies and procedures for performing its building control functions.

(2)

The policies and procedures must cover the following:

(a)

giving the following information, in writing or electronically, to a person who wants to apply for a building consent:

(i)

how to apply for a building consent; and

(ii)

how an application for a building consent is processed; and

(iii)

how building work is inspected; and

(iv)

how building work is certified; and

(b)

receiving applications for building consents; and

(c)

checking that the applications comply with the requirements that the Act and any applicable regulations under the Act specify for applications; and

(d)

for applications that comply with the requirements that the Act and any applicable regulations under the Act specify for applications,—

(i)

entering the applications in the building consent authority’s building consent processing system; and

(ii)

assessing the content of the applications; and

(iii)

allocating the applications to employees or contractors to process; and

(iv)

processing the applications to establish whether they comply with the requirements that the Act, the building code, and any other applicable regulations under the Act specify for buildings; and

(v)

granting, refusing to grant, and issuing building consents; and

(e)

planning, performing, and managing inspections; and

(f)

issuing and refusing to issue code compliance certificates, compliance schedules, and notices to fix; and

(g)

receiving and managing inquiries about building control functions, in addition to the inquiries that are received and managed under paragraph (a); and

(h)

receiving and managing complaints about building control functions.