The Māori Land Court 'Application for An Occupation Order (Form 40)' requires the applicant to provide “written preliminary advice from the local authority that a dwelling will be permitted on the proposed site”. We refer to this as a Statement of Position.
If you are making an application to the Māori Land Court for an Occupation Order, you can request a Statement of Position from us to support your application. This is a free service, and we will endeavour to process your application within 20 working days.
Our application form identifies the information that we require to assist us with providing written preliminary advice to support your application to the Māori Land Court.
You can fill in the application either via your browser or a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader). Download and save the application to your computer. Open with either your browser or a PDF reader to fill in.
Please remember to save once you have filled in the form. Otherwise, you can print a copy and fill in by hand.
Request a Statement of Position application(PDF, 779KB)
In many cases we will not be able to confirm through a Statement of Position that a dwelling will be a permitted activity as the level of information required to make this assessment is not always available at this stage of the process.
However, we will identify those aspects of the District Plan that are likely to be the most relevant to a proposal, and any resource consents that may be required.