When you can apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
If your building activity or project is close to a boundary, and you have the neighbouring owners' written approval, you may apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity. This application replaces the need to apply for a resource consent for your proposed activity. You may still need to apply for a building consent.
If your boundary is next to a driveway, you will need to get an approval from the neighbour on the other side of that driveway.
When you cannot apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
You cannot apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity if you are building close to a public boundary. A public boundary includes a boundary with any of the following:
- a public road or walkway
- a public open space
- a stream, river, or lake
- the coast
- an esplanade reserve or strip
- any other reserve
- any land owned by council or the crown (e.g. public schools).
What you need to apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
In order to apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity, you will need to:
- supply signed site plans, drawings and designs for your proposed activity or project
- supply a neighbouring owners' written approval, and
- specify your email address in your application.
Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity Notice application fee
If the deemed permitted activity is required as part of a building consent then no deposit is required.
All processing costs of this application will be charged to the building consent.
If this is a standalone application, a deposit will be required.