Land use resource consents
A land use consent or a subdivision consent are attached to the land to which each relates and they stay with the property when it is sold
and don't need to be transferred to a new consent holder .
Regional resource consents
A regional consent, such as a permit for waste water discharge or a stormwater discharge, is linked to a person or organisation, and does not automatically transfer when a property is sold.
A consent holder’s interest may be transferred - in whole or in part - to another person for these types of consents:
- resource consents for activities using the bed of a lake or a river
- coastal permits
- water permits
- air, wastewater or stormwater discharge permits.
The transfer only takes effect after we process the completed documentation and grant the transfer.
What you need to do to transfer a resource consent
If you're transferring an activity to another person or organisation, it is your responsibility to arrange a transfer of your resource consent.
Both you and the new consent holder will need to sign the transfer form.
We charge a transaction fee for the transfer. You or the person you are transferring to can pay the fee.
When you send in the notice of transfer, tell us who will be paying the transfer charge.
We encourage new consent holders to pay the charge, as accepting a transferred consent is a cost-effective way of getting authorisation for an activity (for example, a wastewater discharge or owning a jetty).
The original consent holder remains responsible for compliance with conditions and all related fees until council receives the completed and signed form.
Consent transfer fees
* Fees are indicative only and are subject to change.