Apply for a Vehicle Crossing permit

The maintenance of vehicle crossings (driveways) from the road edge to the property boundary is the responsibility of the property owner.

All new vehicle crossings need a permit to ensure it is designed and built to the right standard.

By doing this, we're making sure that new driveways and road access points are, safe and don't disrupt roadside drainage and nearby properties.

By email

Step 1.Complete application form

Download the application form, print and complete it by hand.

Vehicle crossing permit(PDF, 4MB)

Note: If your vehicle crossing is part of the subdivision consent then the applicant / agent must include plans and drawings.

Step 2.Email your application

You can submit your completed application form and supporting documents by emailing us.

mailroom@wdc.govt.nz

Step 3.Schedule inspections

During construction arrange inspections with a Council Development Engineer. 

By post

Step 1.Complete application form

Download the application form, print and complete it by hand.

Vehicle crossing permit(PDF, 4MB)

Note: If your vehicle crossing is part of the subdivision consent then the applicant / agent must include plans and drawings.

Step 2.Post your application

You can post your completed application form and supporting documents to:

Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangarei 0148.

Step 3.Schedule inspections

During construction, arrange inspections with a Council Development Engineer. 

In person

Step 1.Complete application form

Download the application form, print and complete it by hand.

Vehicle crossing permit(PDF, 4MB)

Note: If your vehicle crossing is part of the subdivision consent then the applicant / agent must include plans and drawings.

Step 2.Deliver your application

You can drop your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our Customer Service Centres:

Forum North
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei

Ruakākā Service Centre
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā

Step 3.Schedule inspections

During construction arrange inspections with a Council Development Engineer. 

If you plan to work on or excavate a road, you'll need an approved Work Access Permit and Traffic Management Plan before work can begin.

For advice about what is required and find out about traffic management.

Work Access Permit

If you'd like to do any landscaping work on a roadside verge (including planting trees on verges), you'll need to have a special permit.

Find out more about the consent process for planting gardens and trees on roadside verges in the document below.

Cultivation within a public road verge(PDF, 66KB)

Most farm bridges and culverts will need a resource consent.

If you are planning to construct a bridge or culvert on your farm, our guidelines about the consenting requirements will help you.

Consenting requirements for farm bridges and culverts

Council has four permitted areas where temporary signs for community events such as school galas, concerts, public meetings and the likes may be displayed.

Apply for temporary signs

You will need a permit to erect a temporary electric fence on a roadside verge.

The conditions for installing a temporary electric fence are explained in the document below.

Rules for temporary fences(PDF, 19KB)