RMA Enforcement

We have the enforcement powers to support local councils investigate contraventions of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Our RMA enforcement powers

EPA enforcement powers under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) will complement local authorities' compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) functions.

Councils seeking enforcement action support

Councils can apply to us for support to investigate non-compliance with the Resource Management Act. Find out how to apply.

Reporting pollution

Complaints about pollution should be made to your local council. Find out how to make a complaint.