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Statutory close down period

This page contains information about letting the public know to get applications in to Council as soon as possible to avoid statutory closed down periods.
Updated: 14/11/2017 2:36 p.m.

​Get your applications in to Council as soon as possible to avoid holidays and statutory closed down periods.

All sorts of projects that may require consent, permission or licences from Council (including some building and earthworks, serving alcohol at events, and applications) must be lodged in time to be processed.

Acts of Parliament that permits and licences are granted under, have set time frames for processing.

Usually this is around 20 working days, but in summer there are several days that can not be included in these timeframes.

They are the:

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act - working days exclude 20 December to 15 January
  • RMA and Building Act - working days exclude 20 December to 10 January
  • LGOIMA - working days exclude 25 December to 15 January.

Remember to get any  applications you need to make into us as early as possible to ensure your event or project stays on track. 

Special alcohol licences must be in by 22 November. 

Call us to discuss anything you might be applying for this summer and check out the timeframes that apply to you.  

Read more about registering food premises, liquor licensing and resource consents on our website.



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