Rules for subdivision of property
Ngā ture mō te wawaetanga whenua
The Auckland Unitary Plan has rules you need to consider if you want to divide your property into separate legal titles. This process is called subdivision.
When subdivision of property is allowed
Factors that may influence whether your subdivision would be allowed, include:
- the size of your property
- the zone your property is in (different zones have different minimum areas for new subdivided lots)
- whether there are existing dwellings on the land or if there is an existing land use consent for more dwellings
- whether the ground is stable or prone to hazards (e.g. flooding, erosion or contamination)
- if there are any restrictions on existing titles
- whether new stormwater or wastewater drainage is necessary or if existing pipes may need to be upgraded
- vehicle access, parking and manoeuvring.
Get professional advice and work out potential costs before starting the process.
The subdivision process can be quite long and expensive.
|Check if you can subdivide your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/check-subdivide-property||Check if you can subdivide your property||Where to start and things to consider if you are thinking about subdividing your property.||aspx|
|Apply for a subdivision resource consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/Pages/apply-for-subdivision-resource-consent.aspx||Apply for a subdivision resource consent||Find out when you need to apply to subdivide your property and what you should do before you apply. ||aspx|
|Cross-lease properties ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/Pages/cross-lease-properties.aspx||Cross-lease properties ||Find out what your rights and constraints are if your property has a cross-lease title. ||aspx|
|Driveways and access standards||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/Pages/driveways-access-standards.aspx||Driveways and access standards||Requirements for vehicle access, and for pedestrian access when serving six or more rear sites.||aspx|
|Right of way certificate||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/Pages/right-way-certificate.aspx||Right of way certificate||Find out about a right of way certificate, what it is, if you need one and how to apply.||aspx|
|Road naming||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/Pages/road-naming.aspx||Road naming||Find out about the principles and criteria for road naming, and how important road names are. ||aspx|
|Types of subdivision of property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/Pages/types-subdivision-of-property.aspx||Types of subdivision of property||Find out what the different types of subdivision are.||aspx|
|Apply for section 224c certificate (subdivision)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consents/subdivision-of-property/Pages/apply-for-section-224c-certificate.aspx||Apply for section 224c certificate (subdivision)||Information on applying for a section 224c (s224c) certificate as part of a subdivision consent.||aspx|