Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003

Reprint as at 3 September 2020

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003

(SR 2003/153)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of June 2003

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

Pursuant to section 360(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
4Use of prescribed forms
5Forms must be accompanied by documents required by forms
6Prescribed forms for policy statements
7Requirements for serving notice of appeal against decision on proposed policy statements or plan
8Requirements for serving notices of appeal against decision on requirement in plan or proposed plan
9Prescribed forms for resource consents
10Service of applications for resource consents or for review of conditions
10ADiscretion to require notice to be affixed to site
10BPrescribed forms for proposals of national significance
11Prescribed forms for designations and heritage orders
12Service of notice of requirement
12ADiscretion to require notice to be affixed to site
13Prescribed forms for water conservation orders
14Prescribed forms relating to esplanade and access strips
15Service of applications for variation or cancellation of esplanade strips
16Prescribed forms for Environment Court
17How proceedings are commenced
18How notice of proceedings and other documents must be lodged
19Proceedings and documents to be lodged with proper office of Environment Court
20Registrar must fix date and time of hearings, and notify relevant persons
21Requirements for serving witness summons
22Registrar must return exhibits after determination of proceedings
23How to make applications for which no other procedure provided
24Service of applications for waiver or directions
24AProceedings and documents
25Application for interlocutory order
26Appellant must notify Registrar of persons served with certain notices of appeal
27Registrar must notify decisions on appeals and inquiries to relevant persons
28Prescribed forms for declarations, enforcement orders, and abatement notices
29Application for interim enforcement orders may be made to Environment Court or District Court
30Interim enforcement order must attach advice
31Refused interim enforcement order may be treated as application for enforcement order
32Applicant must notify Registrar of persons served with application for declaration
33Applicant must lodge affidavit as to service of application for enforcement order or change or cancellation of enforcement order
34Application fees
35Fees of court
35APower to waive fees
35BPayment of fee may be postponed pending determination of application for waiver or review
35CRecovery of postponed fee
35DPower to refund fees
36Fees are inclusive of GST
36APrepayment of scheduling fees and estimated hearing fees
36BFailure to prepay the scheduling fees or estimated hearing fees
36CPayment of balance of hearing fees if hearing exceeds estimated hearing time
36DRefund of prepaid hearing fees if hearing shorter than estimated hearing time
36ERefund of prepaid hearing fees if proceeding settled, discontinued, abandoned, or determined before hearing date
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