Non Notified Resource Consents


This guidance has been revised to include changes to the RMA as a result of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (RLAA17). The consenting provisions of the RLAA17 commenced on 18 October 2017. For more information about the amendments refer to the RLAA17 - Fact Sheets and technical guidance available on the Ministry for the Environment's website.


Non notified resource consents make up the majority of resource consent applications under the RMA and follow a shorter and simpler process than notified applications. This guidance note outlines how the non-notified resource consent process works, the key statutory considerations and provides best practice advice on preparing s42A officer reports for non-notified applications.