Infringement offences regulations

The regulations set out the fees and forms for infringement offences under the Resource Management Act 1991.

Official title

Resource Management (Infringement Offences) Regulations 1999

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In force from

1 February 2000

About the regulations

Schedule 1 of the regulations sets out the sections of the RMA that when contravened give rise to an infringement offence, and the infringement fee for the offence. The infringement fees range from $300 to $1,000 depending on the offence under the RMA.

Schedules 2 and 3 set out the prescribed forms for enforcement authorities to use when issuing infringement notices and reminders. The forms include a summary of rights for parties that have been served an infringement notice.

Reviewing the regulations

The Ministry for the Environment is reviewing the Resource Management Act (RMA) infringement offence regulations and fines to ensure they are up to date, and effectively protect our environment.

We consulted on the ‘instant fines’ issued by councils for environmental rule breaches that are not serious enough to justify prosecution in court. 

The consultation period ran from 7 February 2023 until 31 March 2023.

Next we will analyse feedback and provide advice to Ministers on next steps.

Find out more about what we consulted on.

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