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Coastal consents or permits

Coastal permit

A coastal consent, or permit, may be required for a wide range of activities, including:

  • to reclaim part of the foreshore or seabed
  • to construct a structure in, on, under, or over any foreshore or seabed, e.g. to build a jetty, seawall or marina
  • to disturb the foreshore or seabed, e.g. by excavation or dredging
  • to deposit substances in, on, under, or over any foreshore or seabed
  • to plant exotic or introduced plants in, on, under, or over the foreshore or seabed
  • to occupy any part of the common marine and coastal area
  • to remove sand, shingle, shell or other natural material
  • to carry out activities in, on, under, or over any coastal marine area for which a resource consent is required, e.g. the removal of mangroves.

Apply for a coastal permit

Applying for a coastal permit requires submitting an application for a resource consent. As with all resource consents, you need to submit an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE).

There are several ways to apply for a coastal permit:

 Online

 By post

​Send the completed application for resource consent form to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 In person

​Bring the completed application for resource consent form to one of our service centres.