What do I need to know before applying?

You are responsible for checking a number of things before you apply for resource consent. Read through our handy checklist and make sure you know the answers to these questions:

  • Am I allowed to do this?
  • Do I need a resource and/or a building consent?
  • Who do I need to talk to?
  • What are my obligations?
  • How long will it take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What can I do if it goes wrong?

What information do I need for my application?

Before you start your application, make sure you have:

Use our checklist to make sure you have all the information needed to apply for resource consent.

Wanting to subdivide?

You, or your agent, will need to apply for a subdivision resource consent if you want to divide land or buildings for separate ownership, such as new lots or sections, unit title, flats plan (cross lease), or company lease.

You may need to attend a pre-design or pre-application meeting prior to lodging your resource consent application. The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to facilitate communication between applicants and the council so that the applicant can make informed decisions about applying for consents, permits or licenses.

Find out more about subdivision and the process here

Step 1: You

Pay the fee

Once your application is ready, including all supporting documents, you’ll need to pay your application fee. Find out what you’ll need to pay.

LAND USE
Land use related applications are subject to the following non refundable deposits as per application type.

Any actual or reasonable costs including, additonal planning assessment and administration time spent beyond that covered by the deposits will be charged at the relevant hourly rates
Notified Land Use Consent Applications $15,750.00
Limited Notified Land Use Applications $7,350.00
Non-Notified Land Use Consent Applications
Controlled Activities (Fast Track 10 day) $1,575.00
Restricted Discretionary $2,467.00
Discretionary Activity $3,150.00
Non-Complying Activity $3,795.00
Minor $1,260.00
Fast Tracked Consents
Non-notified consents only - issued within 10 working days $3,150.00
Land Use Certificates
Certificate of Compliance $930.00
Existing Use Right $2,047.00
Planning Verification (fixed fee) $346.00
Outline Plan $1,338.00
Other Land-Use Related Applications
Extension of Time Limit $1,134.00
Change or Cancellation of Consent Condition $1,260.00
Surrender of Consent (whole or part) $525.00
Deemed Permitted Boundary Activities $262.00
Deemed Permitted Marginal or Temporary Activities $262.00
SUBDIVISION
Subivision related applications are subject to the following non refundable deposits as per application type.

Any actual or reasonable costs including, additonal planning assessment and administration time spent beyond that covered by the deposits will be charged at the relevant hourly rates
Notified and Limited Notified Subdivision Consent Applications $6,300.00
Non-Notified Subdivision Consent Applications
Includes subdivision related works for earthworks, roads, retaining walls and 3 waters infrastructure e.g. pump stations.
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Fee simple) $2,467.00
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Fee simple) 3-50 lots per lot/unit/flat $67.00
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Fee simple) 51-100 lots per lot/unit/flat $23.00
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Fee simple) 101 lots and greater per lot/unit/flat $11.50
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Unit Title) $2,100.00
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Unit Title) 3-50 lots per lot/unit/flat $67.00
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Unit Title) 51-100 lots per lot/unit/flat $23.00
Restricted Discretionary Activity (Unit Title) 101 lots and greater per lot/unit/flat $11.50
Discretionary Activity, Restricted Discretionary Activity, Non-Complying Activity $3,150.00
Discretionary Activity, Restricted Discretionary Activity, Non-Complying Activity 3-50 lots per lot/unit/flat $67.00
Discretionary Activity, Restricted Discretionary Activity, Non-Complying Activity 51-100 lots per lot/unit/flat $23.00
Discretionary Activity, Restricted Discretionary Activity, Non-Complying Activity 101 lots and greater per lot/unit/flat $11.50
Restricted Discretionary subdivision application in the Residential Zone for < 4 lots/ units where no roads/reserves are proposed $2,100.00
Joint subdivision consent application $2,100.00
Joint subdivision consent application 3-50 lots per lot/unit/flat $52.00
Joint subdivision consent application 51-100 lots per lot/unit/flat
Joint subdivision consent application 101 lots and greater per lot/unit/flat
Permitted Activity - Certificate of Compliance, Amendment to Flats Plans, Boundary Adjustments $945.00
Subdivision Related Approval Applications
Section 75-83 - Building Act 1994 $656.00
Proposed Unit Development Plan $829.00
Revocation of Building Line Restriction (charge include E-Dealing) $1,050.00
Right of Way Approval (section 348 LGA) $840.00
Revocation of Easement (section 243 RMA) $498.00
Second and subsequent stage non-complying cross lease subdivision applications $1,200.00
Road Naming $929.00
Amend or Delete Consent Notice (section 221 RMA) $1,186.00
Other Subdivision Related Applications
Extension of Time Limit $1,134.00
Change or Cancellation of Consent Condition $1,260.00
Surrender of Consent (whole or part) $515.00
Subdivision Certificates
s.223 RMA $498.00
s.224c RMA $498.00
s.224(f) RMA (fixed fee) $105.00
32 (2)A Unit Title Act (fixed fee) $105.00
s.221 RMA $630.00
s.226 RMA $966.00
Re-issue of Certificate and Other Certificates $498.00

 

How to pay

We accept cheque, cash and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) payments. Please note a 1.2% surcharge applies for credit card payments. You can pay us:

By visiting

Hamilton City Council
260 Anglesea Street

Online

Direct credit payments can be made to Hamilton City Council 02-0316-0030142-006

If paying by invoice, please quote the references on the invoice.

If paying without an invoice, please use the following references.

Particulars: Planning
Code: Applicant name
Reference: Address of application

Step 2: YOU

Complete the application form and submit to:

By visiting

Hamilton City Council
260 Anglesea St

By post

Hamilton City Council
Private Bag 3010
Hamilton 3240

By email

Applications must be submitted in PDF, JPEG or Word formats. If your file is too large to send, please contact us for an upload link to our OneDrive.

Applications are formally accepted when all relevant documents are included, fees paid, and a full explanation of the proposal, assessment of effects, plans and checklists are included.

Max file size: 300 MB; Allowed extensions: pdf,doc,docx

Step 3: Council

Application assessment

Once we have your application, we will:

  • check it is complete
  • check with experts if they need further information
  • consider all information in the application, check the assessment of environmental effects and consider affected parties
  • in a non-notified consent process, assess consent under delegated authority by Council
  • in a notified consent process, identify affected parties with their feedback sought (limited), or we will advertise the consent request and seek public feedback (public)
  • in some cases hold a pre-hearing meeting with the applicant and submitters
  • hold a public hearing in some cases
    decide whether to grant or decline your application based on Council plans, rules and potential effects.

Related pages

Resource consent checklist

Use our handy checklist to help you through the resource consent process.

What you need to know about resource consents

Resource consents are formal approvals from Council for projects that may impact on the environment or community.

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Last updated 8 July 2022