Do I need a Resource Consent?
When is a resource consent required?
Whether a resource consent is required and what type of consent is needed depends on what you want to do and how it is classified in the District Plan.
For example, resource consent is required to provide short-term/visitor accommodation for all zones other than the business zones.
Application forms for the most commonly required types of resource consent can be found at the bottom of this page.
The District Plan provides rules and related information that will help you decide whether or not you need a resource consent. Check the District Plan before you make any changes to your property.
The District Plan is legally binding and if you breach it or do not obtain a resource consent when one is needed, you may face penalties.
Activities which do not require a resource consent
Resource consents are not needed for some minor activities which are permitted by rules in the District Plan. You do not need a resource consent for permitted activities. However, permitted activities may require you to comply with a range of conditions or criteria. If you cannot meet these conditions, then you will need to obtain a resource consent.