APP-02 - Minerals - Change a permit

For changes to a current minerals permit.

Use this form to apply for:

Please reference the Minerals Application Guide to support the completion of your application form. It identifies the additional information to be provided to make a complete application. Should your application be incomplete, it may be rejected.

View the Minerals Application Guide [XLSX 25KB]

Application TypeFees (Including 15% GST)1
Change of minerals

If you are seeking to add minerals other than gold and silver to an onshore minerals exploration or mining permit, you will need to supply a Land and Minerals Status (LMS) report as part of this application.

$3,478.75

Extension of land

You must apply at least 90 days before the permit expires.

$3,478.75

Change conditions

You must apply at least 90 days before the permit expires.

$3,478.75

Extension of duration

To extend the duration of all other permits or extend the land of the permit or change minerals, you must apply at least 90 days before the permit expires. If the Minister is satisfied there are compelling reasons why the permit holder could not comply with the above timeframe, the application may be received at a later date, but not later than the expiry date of the permit.

Prospecting permit
May be extended for a period not exceeding four years from the commencement date of the permit.

Exploration permit
May be extended for a period not exceeding ten years from the commencement date of the permit. Exploration permits may be extended beyond this period to appraise a discovery.

Mining permit
May be extended for such a period as the Minister considers reasonable to enable the permit holder to economically deplete the discovery.

$3,478.75

Appraisal Extensions

Appraisal extensions will only be granted where a discovery is made during the current term of the permit and there is insufficient time to appraise the discovery.

Applications for an appraisal extension of duration to an exploration permit, or to extend the duration of a mining permit, must be made at least six months before the permit’s expiry date. If the Minister is satisfied there are compelling reasons why the permit holder could not comply with the above timeframe, the application may be received at a later date, but not later than expiry date of the permit.

Applications to extend the duration of a permit must be made while the permit is still in force.

$4,427.50

Partial Surrender

This form is to be used to apply for a partial surrender of a permit. For full surrenders, please use form APP-03.

Please note that partial surrenders take effect on the date application is accepted, i.e. when the Minister makes the decision not on the day the application is lodged with NZP&M.

Note: Partial surrenders may not be accepted where there is money or reports owing on the permit.

The surrender of a permit does not release the permit participant from any liability in respect of the permit up to the date of the surrender or any act under the permit up to the date of surrender giving rise to a cause of action.

 No fee

Download Application form APP-02 [PDF 666KB]

Note: The form must be accompanied by a copy or copies of APP-10 Application form [PDF 725KB] for each permit participant that is not you as an individual.

If you want to submit the application online, you will also need authority to view the permit information online. You will already have this if you are the Permit administrator or a participant in the permit. If this is not the case, you must also provide a completed Application form APP-13.

1 NZP&M does not accept manual credit card payments on applications.

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