Kaipara District Council Licence to Occupy

A Licence to Occupy is:

  • An agreement for a not-for-profit community organisation to locate in or use Council-owned land, or a Council-owned building;
  • For facilities and activities of the organisation applying for a Licence to Occupy must be available to members of the public;
  • For Applicants to demonstrate the organisation has the resources or ability to establish and operate on the land or in the building they have been granted the licence over;
  • Open for application at any time. Given the time and investment needed to comply with the conditions, an agreement in principle (Development Agreement) may be initially entered into.
Council will use a standard formal licence it has developed, which includes an accountabilities requirement clause and default/termination clause.

Organisations are eligible to apply for other forms of Community Assistance, provided they comply with the specific criteria for each category.

The criteria can be found here.

Application Form - Licence to Occupy


Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 7059
Email: council@kaipara.govt.nz


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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