Certificates of Compliance

A person may request the Council issue a Certificate of Compliance. A Certificate of Compliance states that the activity can be done lawfully in a particular location without a resource consent (i.e. as a Permitted Activity under the District Plan). A Certificate of Compliance is normally requested when a person wants or requires certainty that the activity they are conducting can be carried out as a permitted activity.

Applications should provide adequate information to establish that the activity is permitted by the District Plan. The Council may request further information regarding an application. An application will be processed within 20 working days from lodgement, or from the date from which the authority receives all the information required to consider the application.