Application for a Declaration

This note has been updated for 2017 and 2020 amendments but not updated for best practice.

This note has not been updated for any RMA amendments arising out of the Natural Built Environment Act and Spatial Planning Act.

This is the second of seven guidance notes making up the RMA Enforcement Manual. It covers declarations made under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) for enforcement purposes.

Declarations are a means of getting judicial direction on a matter that is in dispute between the local authority and another person.