When you need a certificate of compliance
A certificate of compliance (also known as a CoC) shows that a project is a permitted activity in a particular area and doesn't need a resource consent.
A certificate of compliance can be useful for insurance purposes, or to provide certainty to prospective buyers. If there was uncertainty about whether or not a resource consent was needed, it may also ensure that building consents or other permissions are not held up later.
How to apply
1. Know what you need to provide
You'll need to provide:
- a full description of the proposed activity
- copies of all plans, details and calculations necessary to enable us check the proposal's compliance with the District Plan
- a clear explanation of how the proposal meets all the relevant provisions of the District Plan, and any relevant National Environmental Standards – for example, a table listing each provision and showing the proposal complies
- a copy of the record of title for the site that's no more than 3 months old.
Order a record of title – LINZ
2. Submit your application
Application for certificate of compliance (82K PDF)