Brick and masonry chimneys may crack, shift or collapse in an earthquake, causing damage to people and property. They can topple or collapse through the roof, or fall outwards damaging other parts of your property.
Ask the professionals
Find information about licensed building practitioners on MBIE's Building Performance website.
Read about improving chimney safety on the Wellington City Council website. Ask your council about requirements in your area.
Talk to your council
Local councils have information about building consents, including the application process. Find yours on the Local Councils website.