Section 223 & 224(c) Certification for Subdivision Applications
Before certificates of title can be issued for the new allotments granted subdivision consent, applicants are required to submit a Survey Plan to the Council for certification under section 223 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and also to apply for a certificate under section 224(c) of the RMA.
Within 10 working days of receiving a Survey Plan under section 223 of the RMA, the Council shall either approve or decline the survey plan. The Council shall approve the Survey Plan if it conforms with the subdivision granted resource consent. The appropriate fee should be lodged with the submission of a survey plan.
A consent holder can apply for a certificate under section 224(c) of the RMA once the survey plan has been approved and all or any of the conditions of the subdivision consent have been complied with, to the satisfaction of the territorial authority. A completion certificate, consent notice, or a bond has to been entered into by the consent holder in relation to any conditions not complied with.
The appropriate fee should be lodged with an application for 224(c) certification. Application for certification under sections 223 and 224(c) can be lodged concurrently or consecutively.