Certificates of Compliance

If an activity could be lawfully carried out in a particular location without a resource consent (under the operative and any proposed plan) a person may request a certificate of compliance from the relevant consent authority. A certificate of compliance is treated as if it were an appropriate resource consent that contains the conditions specified in an applicable national environmental standard and plan. 1030  A certificate of compliance is aimed at protecting the activity against future plan changes.

  1. Section 139 Resource Management Act 1991

Last updated at 3:28PM on December 11, 2014