Apply for a resource consent to work on or around trees
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How to apply for a resource consent to work on or around trees
Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our service centres
Send your completed application form and supporting documents to:
Private Bag 92300
Cost of a resource consent application to work on or around trees
Read fee table.
|Tree works (excludes pruning or to undertake works within the protected root zone of notable (scheduled) trees, which does not incur a deposit or charge) fixed fee (non-refundable, no additional charges)||$600|
If your works are extensive, you may also need to include an arborist's report
with your resource consent application.
What happens next
We process resource consent applications for trees within
20 working days.
We will let you know the decision by email or post.
|Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on council property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-trees/Pages/check-you-can-chop-prune-trim-tree-council-property.aspx||Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on council property||Check if your tree is growing on public land and what happens if you need to trim or remove the tree near a road. ||aspx|
|Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on neighbouring properties ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-trees/Pages/check-you-can-chop-prune-trim-tree-neighbouring-properties.aspx||Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on neighbouring properties ||What you need to know and do before working on, around or underneath your neighbour's tree.||aspx|
|Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-trees/Pages/check-you-can-chop-prune-trim-tree-on-property.aspx||Check if you can chop, prune or trim a tree on your property||Check if your tree is notable, in Significant Ecological Area (SEA), protected by the condition on a past resource consent or by the covenant or a consent notice on a Record of Title. ||aspx|
|Notable trees||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-trees/Pages/what-is-notable-tree.aspx||Notable trees||Find out what a notable tree is, how they are evaluated and how you can nominate a tree to become notable. Check if a tree is notable by phoning or emailing us.||aspx|
|What to do if your tree is dangerous and requires urgent removal ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-trees/Pages/what-you-need-tree-dangerous-requires-urgent-removal.aspx||What to do if your tree is dangerous and requires urgent removal ||Check what you need to do if your tree is dangerous and needs urgent removal. In case it is protected, you will need an arborist's written advice. ||aspx|
|Working on or around protected trees||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-trees/Pages/working-on-around-protected-trees.aspx||Working on or around protected trees||You will need to apply for a resource consent to cut down, work around, trim or prune it, as the work may destroy it or cause irreparable damage to it. ||aspx|