Building consents are contracted out to another local authority; however, we are responsible for processing resource consents.

We can also provide Land Information Memorandums in relation to individual properties.

Building consents

Building consents on the Chatham Islands are contracted out to Wellington City Council(external link); however, Environment Canterbury(external link) is the authority for large dams.

The Chatham Islands Council provides administrative support.

Resource consents

The Resource Management Act 1991(external link) charges the Chatham Islands Council with the statutory function of processing and granting or declining resource consents, including certificates of compliance. The Council is responsible for regional, district and coastal functions.

There are five types of consents that Council must process:

  • land use, including the erection of buildings and land disturbance as well as the use of riverbeds and lakes
  • subdivision of land
  • coastal marine, including reclamation of the foreshore or seabed, the erection or demolition of structures and occupancy of the coastal marine area, including marine farming
  • water, including the taking, damming or diversion of water
  • discharge of contaminants into the environment being water, land and air.

Application form

The resource consent application form is available at the bottom of this page.

Fees

Resource consent fees and charges increase in line with inflation, except where they are determined by Government or bylaw.

Figures shown below are GST inclusive.

Land use consents

  • Notified: $2,000 deposit
  • Non-notified: $463
  • Controlled activity: $694
  • Administration charge-out rate: $115 per hour

Subdivision consents

  • Non-notified – boundary adjustments: $591
  • Non-notified – 2 lots or less: $699
  • Non-notified – 3 to 5 lots: $1,544
  • s223 Certificate: $308
  • s224 Certificate: $308
  • s226 Certificate: $411
  • s139 Certificate of Compliance: $489

Land Information Memorandums

We can also provide Land Information Memorandums (LIM) in relation to individual properties.

The cost of a LIM is $226 or $324 under urgency.