You can search this public register of Licenced Building Practitioners to:

  • find an Licenced Building Practitioner
  • check that a person is licensed
  • view a Building Practitioner's licence history
  • find out if a Licenced Building Practitioner has been disciplined in the last three years.

Under section 307 of the Building Act 2004, you can’t use the information in this register for any other purpose. If you do, you are breaching the Privacy Act 2020.

If you do not know how to spell the building practitioner’s name, you can do a wildcard search by entering the first three letters and %. For example, to find Smith you can enter Smi%.

Please Note: Some iPhone users are unable to search for names with an apostrophe ('). If you are searching from an iPhone, we recommend you replace the apostrophe character with a wildcard (%).

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Make sure you check these registers too
The trade professionals noted below are treated as licensed because they’re competent in specific Building Practitioner licence classes. They’re not on this register because they have their own registration schemes. You can search for them in the registers listed below.

For this type of Restricted Building Work… Search the LBP register AND these registers
Site 1,2,3 and Design 1,2,3 The New Zealand architects register
Engineering New Zealand - CPEng search
Roofing, Brick and Block, Exterior Plasterers Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board - Public register

Electrical workers are not Licenced Building Practitioners. You can find them on their own website at Electrical workers registration Board.