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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Auckland is at Alert Level 3. All customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Remember to wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 Alert Level 3 page

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland

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Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more

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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.


​Apply now

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.

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