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The Environment Court charges a filing fee for lodging an appeal. The filing fee for each appeal/application type is listed with the appropriate section/form on this page.

Environment Court prescribed forms & filing fees

The court's forms are set out in the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003.

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

If you're unable to access the RTF documents below, refer to the Regulations.

The filing fee for each appeal or application type is listed with the appropriate section or form below. All fees include GST.

If you pay your fee in cash at an Environment Court office, we will round the fee down to the nearest 10 cents.

Clause 14(1) of First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991 (also clauses 29(6) and (7), of First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991) Notice of appeal against decision on proposed policy statement or plan Form 7 [DOCX, 24 KB]
Filing fee $511.11
Clause 14(3) of First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of appeal against decision of requiring authority or heritage protection authority on proposed plan Form 8 [DOCX, 24 KB]
Filing Fee $511.11
Clauses 27 of First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of appeal against decision of territorial authority on whether to accept or reject plan change request Form 34 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Fee $511.11
Sections 120, 121, 127(3), 132(2), 136(4)(b), 137(5), 139(12) and 139A(9), Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of appeal on decision on application concerning resource consent, transfer of water permit or discharge permit, or certificate of compliance Form 16 [DOCX, 25 KB]
Filing fee $511.11
Section 234(4), Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of appeal on decision concerning esplanade strip Form 16 [DOCX, 25 KB]
Filing fee $56.22
Sections 174, 181(2), 192(c) and 195A Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of appeal against decision concerning requirement for designation or heritage order Form 22 [DOCX, 25 KB]
Filing fee $511.11
Section 176A(5), Resource Management Act 1991 Appeal against requiring or heritage protection authority’s decision regarding Outline Plan Form 34 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Filing fee $511.11
Sections 179 and 195, Resource Management Act 1991 Appeal against requiring or heritage protection authority’s decision on application to use land subject to a designation or heritage order Form 34 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Filing fee $511.11
Sections 185 and 198, Resource Management Act 1991 Application for order obliging requiring authority or heritage protection authority to take land Form 24 [DOCX, 23 KB]
Filing fee $56.22
Section 274, Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of person's wish to be party to proceedings Form 33 [DOCX, 23 KB]
No filing fee required.
(General) Notice of appeal to Environment Court Form 34 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Refer to appropriate section for fee.
Section 358, Resource Management Act 1991 Appeal against a decision on an objection Form 34 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Filing fee $511.11
Section 291, Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of Motion (General)Form 36 [DOCX, 23 KB]
Filing fee $56.22
Section 291(4), Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of person's wish to be heard on notice of motion Form 37 [DOCX, 21 KB]
No filing fee required.
Section 281, Resource Management Act 1991 Application for waiver or directions Form 38 [DOCX, 13 KB]
No filing fee required.
Section 278(1), Resource Management Act 1991 Witness summons to Environment Court hearing Form 40 [DOCX, 15 KB]
No filing fee required.
Section 311, Resource Management Act 1991 Application for declaration Form 41 [DOCX, 13 KB]
Filing fee $56.22
Sections 316 and 320, Resource Management Act 1991 Application for enforcement order or interim enforcement order Form 43 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Filing fee $56.22
Sections 320(5) and 321, Resource Management Act 1991 Application to change or cancel enforcement order or interim enforcement order Form 46 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Filing fee $56.22
Section 325(2), Resource Management Act 1991 Notice of appeal against abatement notice Form 49 [DOCX, 14 KB]
Filing fee $56.22
Section 325(3B), Resource Management Act 1991 Application for stay of abatement notice Form 50 [DOCX, 13 KB]
No filing fee required.

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Paying court filing fees electronically

You can pay the filing fee:

  • electronically through internet bill payment services
  • over the counter at any Westpac bank.

You should:

  • pay the money into Westpac bank account 03-0049-0001063-00
  • tell the appropriate Environment Court registry that you have made a payment
  • include adequate identifying information with your payment.

As long as the information included with the payment is the same information supplied to staff at the appropriate court, there should be no difficulty in verifying the receipt of fees.

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Internet banking – identifying information

When internet banking use either the Environment Court file number or the appropriate court location or both of these as a reference. The Environment Court location identifiers are set out below:

Environment Court Auckland

‘EnvcrtAK’
Environment Court Wellington

’EnvcrtWN’
Environment Court Christchurch

‘EnvcrtCH’

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Paying at Westpac over the counter – identifying information

When paying over the counter at a Westpac bank use the following reference number:

Environment Court Auckland 

09500
Environment Court Wellington

09400
Environment Court Christchurch

09300

The 'Name of other Party' supplied should be the legal firm or person paying the fee. 

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Waiver, reduction and postponement of Environment Court fees

The Registrar (and Deputy Registrars) have the power to waive, reduce and/or postpone some Environment Court fees, on application, in limited circumstances.  The fees that might be waived, refunded or postponed are prescribed in section 281A of the Resource Management Act 1991.  

These fees can only be waived or reduced or postponed if:

  • you are unable to pay the fee or
  • the proceedings concern a matter of public interest and are unlikely to proceed if the fee was required.

If you want to apply for a waiver fill in the Request for Waiver, Reduction or Postponement of Fees:

Request for waiver, reduction or postponement of fees [PDF, 38 KB]

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