​Stage 1: Obtain a Resource Consent to Subdivide

You, or your agent, will need to apply for a subdivision resource consent if you want to divide land or buildings for separate ownership, such as new lots or sections, unit title, flats plan (cross lease), or company lease.

You may need to attend a pre-design or pre-application meeting prior to lodging your resource consent application. The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to facilitate communication between applicants and the council so that the applicant can make informed decisions about applying for consents, permits or licenses.

Liquefaction Desktop Study

 Liquefaction (s106) (PDF, 28.7MB)

Development Contributions

Pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002 and Council’s Development Contributions Policy, all subdivision consents lodged with Council will undergo an assessment for development contributions. For general information on development contributions please refer to Council's website.

Prior to lodgement please contact Council's Development Contributions Team on (07) 838 6739 or to determine whether a development contribution is applicable to your development and /or for an estimate of the development contributions charge.

Stage 2: Obtain pre-certification approvals

Submit engineering and design plans for approval

Engineering and landscaping plans can be submitted to or dropped into the Duty Planner, at the main Municipal Building 8am – 4.45pm Monday to Friday. 

 PG C18 Landscaping and engineering design plan checklist

 PG R31 Application Form for Road and Open Space Naming/Renaming

 Advise of timing of physical works construction & estimated completion

Advising Council of when your physical works is due to commence and the estimated month of completion enables us to schedule in site visits for quality assurance – saving you time in the long run.  It also helps to prepare us for any complaints that may arise resulting from construction such as dust or noise. 

 PG N71 Works Commencement Form

​Attend a physical works clearance pre-application meeting

A Physical Works Clearance Pre-Application meeting is required for any subdivision that will be constructing public infrastructure.  It's an opportunity to meet with a Hamilton City Council Development Engineer, Parks Planner and any other specialists to review and discuss your documentation prior to applying for clearance.

Apply for physical works clearances

All engineering and physical works must be approved by Council as meeting conditions specified in the resource consent, prior to approval of subdivision certification. 

Our qualified team members will visit your site to inspect your engineering and landscaping physical works and, if no remedial works are required, will issue you with a Physical Works Clearance Certificate within 10 business days.

 PG F24 Subdivision works clearance application form

 PG L41 Schedule of Land and Assets to vest in Council form​​​

 PG L51 Schedule of Land and Assets to vest in Council form

​Stage 3: Apply for subdivision certification (including s223, s224c)

Applications for subdivision certification will take 10 working days to approve (pending payment of all fees).

Prior to applying for s224c you will need to have obtained all pre-certification approvals including:

  • A Physical Works Clearance Certificate (or proof of bond)
  • Documentation that shows all conditions specified in the subdivision resource consent have been met

Applications will not be accepted until all of the above items have been met.

   ​PG F22 Subdivision certification application form

​Key contact

​Planning Guidance Unit - Subdivision Officer
Planning Guidance, Level 2, Municipal Building, Garden Place, Hamilton
Phone 07 838 6699

Page reviewed: 12 Aug 2019 5:11pm