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Lodging a building consent application

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All building consent applications with Matamata-Piako District Council are lodged and processed using the Alpha One cloud platform. Before applying online for a consent for the first time, you will need to create an account in Alpha One by providing your name, email address and choosing a secure password. If you would like help getting started using Alpha One you can come into the Council office for assistance, or if you prefer, watch the Alpha One video tutorials that guide you through the steps.

Getting started videos         Create an Account         Log in to Alpha to Apply Online

Alpha One has the application form and checklist built-in so the Build Waikato application forms and checklists are not required for applying for building consents. Building consent applications received before 1 July 2020 are being processed in our legacy system. 

You cannot start any building work until a building consent has been issued. 


Further information

Matamata-Piako District Council is a member of the Waikato Building Consent Group - a cluster of eight Councils who work together to bring consistency to the Building Consent process.

The group's website, has loads of information about building including -

  • General information
  • Information about trees, fences and neighbours
  • Common questions and answers
  • Helpful links

If you are looking at doing a building project these pages might be of use to you -