Rates, Building and Property

Certificates of compliance

A certificate of compliance is a legal document that confirms your proposal meets the District Plan requirements.

This is a legal document that states from the Palmerston North City Council that your proposal meets the requirements of the District Plan. 

Please contact the duty planner if you need help determining what rules will apply.

You will need to provide with your application:

  • Completed application form
  • Full details of the site and a description of the activity that you wish to operate from the site
  • Full site plan showing the location of the activity and the associated buildings, boundaries, car parking etc
  • A deposit fee (based on current fees and charges)

The statutory timeframe for processing a certificate of compliance is 20 working days.