District planning fees are charged under the Resource Management Act 1991. Resource management infringements are determined by statute and can be found in the Resource Management (Infringement Offences) Regulations 1999.

All our fees are "deposits" unless we identify them as "fixed". This means we may charge additional fees if necessary to cover the actual time involved. Our fees are set at 100% of the average time involved, except for notified applications and plan changes.

  Unit Fee ($)
Planning Advice
  Application and compliance advice no charge
Planning Application Fees
  Notified and Limited Notified Resource Consent Applications, Designations and Heritage Orders
    Administration lodgement 1,700.00
    Public advertisement lodgement 700.00
    Hearings when heard by Commissioners, including drafting decision actual cost
  Non-Notified Resource Consent Applications, Designations and Heritage Orders
    Land Use Consent
      Boundary activities 415.00
      Marginal or temporary activities 415.00
      Non-complying with District Plan amenity standards only 1,020.00
      All others 1,830.00
    Subdivision Consent
      1-5 lots including the balance lot 1,830.00
      6+ lots including the balance lot 2,225.00
      Section 226 certificate (separation of title) 815.00
      Section 223 survey plan approval certificate 345.00
      Section 224 completion approval certificate (if applied separately from Section 233) 550.00
    New or alteration to designation or heritage order 1,430.00
Miscellaneous Resource Consents
  Certificate (record) of title search 30.00
  Bond preparation (Section 108A) 525.00
  Certificate of compliance (Section 139) 580.00
  Existing use certificate (Section 139A) 620.00
  Change/cancel consent conditions (Section 127) 1,075.00
  Extension of time (Section 125) 820.00
  Preparation or change/cancel consent notice (Section 221) 635.00
  Cancel amalgamation condition (Section 241) 525.00
  Instrument creating esplanade strip/reserve (Section 235) 525.00
  Cancellation of easements (Section 243) 525.00
Miscellaneous Designation and Heritage Orders
  Outline plan approval (Section 176A) 820.00
  Waiver for requirement for outline plan 565.00
  Removal of designation or heritage order 565.00
Miscellaneous Approvals
  Right of way approval (Section 348) 635.00
  Overseas Investment Act certificate 525.00
  Other certificates (licensed motor vehicle dealer, etc) 525.00
District Plan Amendments
  Private Plan change request deposit 13,700.00
Compliance and Monitoring
  Site inspection per hour hourly rate
Objection of Resource Management Act decisions (extra charge may be incurred in the conduct of the objection) 850.00
Resource management infringements statutory fee
Officer and Decision-Maker Rates
  Administration Officer per hour 120.00
  Planning Officer per hour 200.00
  Technical and professional Council staff per hour 200.00
  Manager per hour 250.00
  Consultant and solicitor fees associated with all work types actual cost
  Commissioner actual cost
  Hearing Committee chair and panel members actual cost

Land information memorandum (LIM)

Standard LIM (zoned Residential or Settlement as per District Plan) 300.00
Non-standard LIM (zoned Rural, Industrial and Commercial as per District Plan) 400.00
Cancellation within 24 hours - 80% refunded
Cancellation within 48 hours - 60% refunded
Cancellation after 48 hours - no refund