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Extension of time of a resource consent

​When to apply

We recommend applying at least six months before your consent lapses.

To extend the lapsing date of a resource consent, you need to show you have made considerable efforts to fulfill the purpose and conditions of the consent.

If your consent lapses before your extension has been approved, you will need to apply for a new resource consent.

In most cases, for resource consents you have five years from the day the consent is granted to fulfill the purpose and conditions of consent. However, you need to check the conditions on your consent for any specific time frames.

Application fees for extension of time

* Fees are indicative pricing only

Read fee table.
DescriptionDeposit
Certificate for completion; certificate of compliance; existing use; outline plan; extension of time$1500

​Apply for an extension of the time on your resource consent

 Online

 In person

​Download and complete the application form.

Take your signed application form, along with supporting documents to one of our service centres.

If you can’t provide digital copies of your documents, our staff will accept hard copies in person for an additional charge. The charge covers the costs involved in scanning your documents into our digital consent system.

​What happens next


A planner will consider your application and make a decision based on:

  • the amount of progress you have made
  • whether anyone is likely to be affected by the extension of time, and
  • whether there have been any changes to the Unitary Plan since your consent was granted.

We will process your application within 20 working days.


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