Deposits & charges

An initial deposit is required when you apply for a resource consent.

Payment is required when an application is submitted and is an initial deposit towards the final cost of processing the application. Processing of the application will begin when the deposit is received. The final cost of processing is based on actual and reasonable staff time and disbursements spent processing the application. The final cost (less the deposit) is invoiced at the end of the application process, but there may also be interim invoices during the process.

Amounts applying from 1 July 2019 are set out below. This information can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Initial deposits

All prices include GST

Non-notified application (excluding farm dairy discharge)

New/Renewal/Change: $1,408.75

Non-notified application — farm dairy discharge

New/Renewal/Change: $845.25

Application to extend consent lapse date

Change: $540.50

Application for Certificate of Compliance

New: $1,408.75

All applicants should note that:

  • Where there is more than one application required for the same proposal, an initial deposit is required for each application.
  • If the consent  is notified, a larger deposit will be required.  We will advise if the application is to be notified.
  • Withdrawn applications will incur the cost for work done up to the date of withdrawal.
  • Applications returned due to inadequate information will incur the cost of work done in receiving the application, assessing the information and returning the application.
  • All collection costs incurred in the recovery of a debt will be added to the invoice amount due. Overdue invoices will incur an interest charge of 12% per annum.
  • Details of Council’s charging policy are in its 2019/2020 Annual Plan.

Payment options

  • Cheque made payable to Taranaki Regional Council  (to be lodged with application documents).
  • Cash/Eftpos (at Taranaki Regional Council offices, 47 Cloten Rd, Stratford - excludes credit-card payments).
  • Pay online via our online services portal(external link) (RealMe login required).
  • Internet banking to the credit of Taranaki Regional Council:

Payer particulars: CONSENT DEP
Payer reference: We suggest using your company name or surname. If you are making multiple applications, use the relevant location (road or river name) or consent number if known.
TRC account details: 02-0756-0040555-002. This is a separate account for consent deposits only. It differs from accounts used for other payments such as annual monitoring fees or riparian plant purchases.

Monitoring charges

See the download links for the Schedules of Charges with details of the costs of tailored monitoring programmes, farm dairy discharge monitoring and monitoring where no tailored monitoring programme exists.