Useful information to guide you before applying for a resource consent.
Introduction to resource consents
A resource consent is a permit for an activity that might affect the environment, and isn’t classed as a permitted activity under a regional or district plan.
Do I need a resource consent?
Activities that don’t need a resource consent are classified as permitted activities in one of our regional plans or a national environmental standard.
A summary of the consent process
A diagram containing further information on the resource consent process.
Costs and fees
The consent application process is 100% user-pays. This means you pay for the time spent on your application by staff, plus expenses.