Types of resource consents
Information on subdivision consents, landuse consents, certificates of compliance and certificates of existing use rights.
- Land use consent
- Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
- Subivision consent
- Additional steps for subdivision
- Certificate of compliance
- Certificate of existing use rights
On this page you'll find information about the different types of resource consents you may need for your project.
Land use consent
Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
When you can apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
If your building activity or project is close to a boundary, and you have the neighbouring owners' written approval, you may apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity. This application replaces the need to apply for a resource consent for your proposed activity. You may still need to apply for a building consent.
If your boundary is next to a driveway, you will need to get an approval from the neighbour on the other side of that driveway.
When you cannot apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
You cannot apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity if you are building close to a public boundary. A public boundary includes a boundary with any of the following:
- a public road or walkway
- a public open space
- a stream, river, or lake
- the coast
- an esplanade reserve or strip
- any other reserve
- any land owned by council or the crown (e.g. public schools).
What you need to apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
In order to apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity, you will need to complete the application form and provide all the information required on the form.
- creation of a new freehold title,
- creation of a cross-lease,
- creation of a unit title development, for example a block of flats,
- relocation of boundaries.
Section 223 approval
Section 224(c) approval
Certificate of compliance
Certificate of existing use rights
- was originally lawfully established
- has not been stopped for longer than 12 months
- has effects that are similar to when it was started.