Do you need a CoC?
It's not mandatory to have a CoC and requirements for one are rigorous, however once issued it is a legal document declaring an activity is being carried out lawfully. It also acts, and lapses, in the same way as a resource consent. Having a CoC can be useful when applying for development finance.
We issue a CoC after a full assessment of your proposal against the rules of the Unitary Plan and any relevant National Policy Statement (NES).
It is your responsibility to provide compliance evidence.