Environmental fines

Environmental fines

We can issue environmental fines under the Resource Management Act 1991 for:

  • breaching resource consent conditions
  • breaching district plan rules, e.g. damaging a protected tree or dividing your house into units without consent
  • polluting rivers, streams or the sea

You must pay the amount on the notice within 28 days of the notice date, unless you write to us to dispute the infringement.

If you haven’t written to us or paid your fine, we lodge your infringement with the Department of Courts. They have the authority to enforce the fine, including extra costs.  


Pay an environmental fine

We currently only take online payments for fines issued in Central Auckland. You will need to pay by post or in person in other areas.

Online services will be available in all areas by the end of 2017.


 Pay by post

Litter and Environmental Infringements
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142


 Pay in person

Pay in person at any service centre.

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