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Water permit to take, use, dam, or divert water
A water permit (consent) may be required to take, use, dam or divert water, or to take or use heat or energy from water. Water permits are commonly needed for taking, using, damming or diversion of surface and ground water, e.g. for irrigation purposes.
Apply online for a water permit to take, use, dam, or divert water
We only accept online applications for a water permit - or to take, use, dam or divert water. If you are unable to apply digitally, visit one of our
service centres for assistance in making your online application.
Ways to pay online for information on all payment options.
If there is no way to provide digital copies of your plans or documents, visit one of our service centres. Our staff will accept your documents for an additional charge. The charge covers costs involved with us scanning your documents into our digital consent system.
Call us on 09 301 0101 to speak with our building and planning help desk if you have questions regarding your application.
|National Environmental Standards for Freshwater - permitted activities||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/permitted-activities/nes-fw-permitted-activities||National Environmental Standards for Freshwater - permitted activities||Certain activities near or in rivers, wetlands, lakes and streams may be permitted under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater, but they must comply with the relevant conditions. ||aspx||Environment consultation
Building and consents|
|Freshwater management policy and standards||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/freshwater-management-policy-standards||Freshwater management policy and standards||The Government's recent Essential Freshwater policy introduces new rules and regulations for Auckland and the rest of the country.||aspx||Environment|
|Report a water quality issue||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/report-water-quality-issue.aspx||Report a water quality issue||Contact us for water quality issues or oil spills. We advise when the water is unsafe due to flooding, erosion, pollution and unhealthy practices. ||aspx||Water quality|
|Water permit - bores||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/types-resource-consents/regional-resource-consents/Pages/water-permit-bores.aspx||Water permit - bores||Find out how to apply for a bore water permit. ||aspx||Resource consents|
|Consent for works within the bed of a lake or river||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/types-resource-consents/regional-resource-consents/Pages/works-within-bed-lake-river.aspx||Consent for works within the bed of a lake or river||Find out how to apply to work in the bed of a lake or river.||aspx||Resource consents|
|Reporting water use on rural properties||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/freshwater-management-policy-standards/Pages/Reporting-water-use-on-rural-properties.aspx||Reporting water use on rural properties||Find out about new rural water data reporting rules.||aspx||Environment|