Resource consent applications take up to 20
working days to process provided the application does not require notification,
and you have provided all the necessary information with your application
Apply for Resource Consent
Before lodging your application, check with our duty planner to see whether you need to come in for a pre-design or pre-application meeting.
Please also check with Council's Development Contributions Team whether a development contribution charge will be applicable to the consent prior to lodging your application.
You, or someone representing you - such as a builder, architect, surveyor or planning consultant - must complete an Application for Resource Consent.
Applications will only be received for formal lodgement when all documentation is correctly completed together with fees payable, a full explanation of a proposal, assessment of effects, plans and checklists.
WLASS Aligned Planning Application Forms
These forms are able to be used for a number of Councils within the Waikato region as part of the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services Ltd (WLASS) Aligned Planning. Please see Council logos on the form for the applicable Councils. In order to use these forms, you need to download and install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Hamilton City Council Application Forms
These forms are for Hamilton City Council use.
Other Application Forms
Request an extension of time
Request a surrender of resource consent
Send your applications to:
All applications are to be submitted in an electronic format PDF, JPEG or Word
Applications are to be emailed to Planning.Guidance@hcc.govt.nz
If your file is too large to email, please email us for a link to our OneDrive.
If you require further information about lodgement please contact the Duty Planner via 07 838 6699
Prior to submitting a consent application, it is recommended that you request a pre-application meeting via Pre Application Meetings