Resource consents

You will need a resource consent for any development, subdivision or other proposed use of a site that does not comply with the District Plan.

Change of location

From 29 June 2015, visit the Service Centre on the ground floor for your resource consent queries, instead of level one.

Pay a resource consent

Select "Property" from the drop down list.

About resource consents

Find out how resource consents, the District Plan, Resource Management Act (RMA) and National Enviro...

    Apply for, change or cancel a resource consent

    Resource consent applications take between 20 and 70 working days, depending on whether your propose...

      Pre-application meetings

      At a confidential pre-application meeting, you can have a discussion with Council staff before you s...


        This page shows the current fees schedule for resource consents and associated services. Owners of l...

          Forms & guidelines

          A full list of forms and document guidelines about resource consents.

            Resource consent process

            A resource consent will be for either a land-use consent or a subdivision consent.

              Notified resource consents

              If your application is likely to affect the public or your neighbours, you will need to follow the p...

                Which professional to use

                Find out which professional to talk to about the different parts of your resource consent applicatio...

                  Subdividing property

                  Subdivision is the legal division of land and/or buildings for separate ownership. It can be a lengthy and costly process, and generally involves a number of parties.

                  Car parks and servicing requirements

                  To help reduce parking congestion on Wellington's often narrow roads, homes and businesses need to provide off-street parking and servicing areas.

                    Demolition or removal of pre-1930s buildings

                    Your responsibilities when demolishing or moving a pre-1930s building in one of Wellington's distinct character areas.

                      Consent for earthworks

                      You may need a resource consent for earthworks, as they can effect the environment, other people or ...

                        Working from home

                        A ‘work from home’ activity is a very small scale business in a room in your home.

                          Multi-unit developments

                          What you need to know about resource consents if you are planning to build a multi-unit housing deve...

                            Using Council-owned land for private purposes

                            Given Wellington’s topography, you may need to use the road for your car deck or garage, or structur...

                              Putting up a sign

                              You may need resource consent if you’re thinking about putting up a sign or a billboard.

                                Early childhood centres

                                You may need resource consent if you want to open an early childhood centre, especially if you are i...

                                  Engaging with mana whenua

                                  The Resource Management Act (RMA) recognises that Māori have a special cultural and spiritual relati...