Privately owned structures that encroach on or under Council roads require an agreement to occupy.
If you own any type of improvement that encroaches on a Council road (whether formed or unformed) you are required to have an agreement with the Council.
Improvements may be structures that are partially or fully above ground, for instance garages, or they may be partially or fully below ground as infrastructure, for instance pipes. If these improvements intrude onto or under the road, the are called encroachments and an agreement to occupy is required.
The applicant must supply the Council with details of the extent and nature of the encroachment.
The application fee is $213 (incl. GST) and is payable with this application. This fee is non-refundable.
Other fees and rentals: further fees are payable if the application proceeds. Annual rent will be payable as part of any agreement.
Instead of filling in the form below, you can also Download the Application Form for an Agreement to Occupy. (pdf, 527 KB) (external link)and return it along with supporting documents to:
Programme Leader, Property Transactions, Tasman District Council
189 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson