Apply for Licence to Occupy (LTO) retirement villages
Tono mō te Raihana Kainoho (LTO) kāinga whakatānga
What you need to apply
You will need your financial information for the year 1 April to 31 March the following year.
Your application should include combined income, if you have a spouse or partner:
- WINZ benefits
- personal superannuation
- overseas income (converted to New Zealand dollars)
- net profit before tax from any business - enter nil if you sustained a loss
- rental income - enter nil if you sustained a loss
- trust income paid to you
- wages or salary.
All the information you provide on the application is accepted as true and correct by Auckland Council.
How to apply
All retirement villages and Papakāinga housing, which have signed up for the scheme will provide application forms to their residents.
Complete the Licence to occupy remission application form.
Contact us on 09 301 0101 to discuss your application or to request an application form.
Return your completed application by:
Send your competed application form along with supporting documents to:
Private Bag 92300
You can bring your completed LTO application along with supporting documents, to any one of our service centres
What happens next
We will return incomplete applications.
It takes 20 working days to process your application. You will receive a letter advising the outcome of your application.
We apply the remission to the rates of the retirement village where the applicant resides. The village then passes the rates remission to the resident.