During the COVID-19 pandemic response and Alert Level 4 our office is closed, however you are still able to lodge resource consent applications with us.
Our consents staff are set-up and working from home. Our aim is to continue to provide normal consent processing services, as much as we can. However, there may be a few things that are different as we process your application.
You can continue to submit your resource consent application to us either by email or by post (please note: there may be delays in processing physical mail applications).
There will be no hearings held during the Level 4 Alert lockdown period. All applications that were at this stage are now on hold. If you need to discuss this, please contact us on 0800 76 88 45.
Electronic payments for deposits and invoices will continue to be processed as normal. Go to our Payments page.
We understand that you may not be able to immediately meet all the needs of your application. We encourage you to discuss your individual situation with us.
If you have a consents related enquiry and would like to speak with a consents officer, you can reach the team by emailing email@example.com to arrange a call back.
For more information on what the COVID-19 lockdown means for our RMA functions, check out the Ministry for the Environment's FAQs section.
A range of topic-based factsheets to help you navigate the resource consent process.
All our consent forms are available here.
COVID-19 wintering info
Southland farmers are facing unprecedented conditions this winter. If you're carrying additional stock or can't meet the rules, fill out the form and contact our consents team.
Customary Marine Title
Recognises the iwi, hapu and whanau that have an interest in a specific area of the coast, and gives these groups certain rights.
You may make a submission on any advertised resource consent that we are processing.
Find answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Which rules apply?
What rules apply, now that the decisions on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan have been notified?