This page explains the registration requirements for camping grounds, caravan and or mobile home parks in Porirua City.
Camping grounds must be registered
Camping grounds and relocatable home parks must be registered with Council in accordance with the requirements of the Camping Ground Regulations 1985.
Registration is renewable on 1 September in each year.
The regulations also prescribe the camping-ground management standards.
Relocatable home parks
A relocatable home park is any camping-ground used or intended to be used for relocatable homes.
Relocatable home parks must comply with the site requirements as set out in the regulations.
The owner of a relocatable home situated in a relocatable home park is responsible for ensuring their home complies with the New Zealand Building Code. Use the links below to view the Building Code online.
Council may grant limited exemption to the regulations.
Camping ground standards
The camping ground must comply with the following standards as set out in the regulations:
- Water supply
- Ablution and sanitary fixtures
- Refuse disposal
- Cooking places
- Laundry facilities
The camping ground, relocatable home park and their services and facilities are subject to regular inspection by Council Environmental Health Officers.
Camping Grounds are subject to regular health inspections
Camping grounds and their facilities and premises are inspected by Council Environmental Health Officers for compliance with the Health Act 1956 and Camping Ground Regulations 1985 (see links below).
The registration fee covers the cost of those inspections. If additional inspections become necessary further fees will be payable in accordance with the scale set out in the schedule of Health Fees (see link below).
You may need Building and Resource Consents
If you are proposing to set up a new camping ground or relocatable home park, you will require both a Building Consent and Resource Consent (see links below).
Note: You must have all Resource Consents and Building Consents required before you start any site work.
Applying for registration of your camping ground
Once you have full Resource Management Act 1991 and Building Act 2004 compliance, apply to Council for registration using the correct application form and application fee available on the links below.
You need approval for advertising signs
Depending on their size, type, location and method of fixture, advertising signs must comply with Building, District Plan and/or Bylaw requirements.
Certificates of Registration must be publicly displayed
Your certificate must be clearly displayed on your stall for public viewing.
You must notify change of ownership
If there is a change in ownership, the new owner must promptly notify Council of this in writing on the correct form.
There is an annual registration fee
Registration is renewable by 1 September in each year.
Council will invoice you for this prior to the close off date.
Links to more information
Porirua City Council links: