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Transfer a resource consent

You may want to transfer a resource consent to another party to continue the activity.

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.

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.

Read fee table.
Service Fee
Consent transfer or consent surrender fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)$229

​How to transfer a resource consent

 By email

​Scan the completed document, put "Transfer of [consent number]" in the subject line and email it to:

rcregulatorysupportcentral2@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

 By post

​Return the completed form by post to:

Auckland Council
Resource consents department
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

What happens next

We will complete the transfer within 20 working days, and will invoice the transfer fee to the nominated party.


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