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You can find Otago Regional Council’s resource consent application forms below.

Once you’ve completed the necessary forms you can post them, drop them in to one of our offices or lodge the consent by emailing public.enquiries@orc.govt.nz. Please include ‘consent application’ in the subject line. 

You can pay your deposit online. See the Fees and Charges page for more information on what it's likely to cost.

For dams and effluent ponds you may also need a building consent from Otago Regional Council. Find out more here.

Application forms

Start here - Form 1

Form 1 - Resource Consent Application
This must be completed for all consent applications made to Council. If multiple consents are required for an activity, Form 1 only needs be completed once.

Form 2 - Application to dam water
Use this form for activities that seek to impound water behind a structure within a watercourse.

Form 3 - Application to divert water
Use this form for activities that seek to alter the flow path of a watercourse.

Form 4 - Application to take and use surface water
Use this form if you wish to take water from a water body, including rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, wetlands, springs, modified watercourses or drains (that are not located within the coastal marine area).

Form 4B - Application to use and maintain a water race
Use this form if you are the holder of a deemed permit seeking clarification of your rights over anothers land, for the purpose of registration against that title of land.

Form 5 - Application to take and use groundwater
Use this form if you wish to take and use groundwater

Form 16 - Application to transfer the site of a surface water or groundwater take
Use this form if you are a consent holder of a current water permit to take surface water or groundwater who would like to apply to transfer their permit to another site, if both sites are in the same catchment/aquifer, in accordance with section 136(4) and 136(5)(b).

Form 24 - Application for exemption to use a water measuring device near water source
Application for exemption to use a water measuring device or system installed near (instead of at) the location from which water is taken.

Form 6 - Application to discharge contaminants to land
Use this form if you wish to discharge contaminants to land.

For domestic wastewater discharges to land use Form 6A. 
Application to discharge from contaminated sites use Form 18.

Form 6A - Application to discharge wastewater to land
Use this form if you wish to discharge domestic-type sewage or wastewater to land. E.g. from households or small-scale commercial operations (this includes motels, campgrounds, tearooms, restaurants and public toilets).

Form 7 - Application to discharge Water or contaminants to water
Use this form if you wish to discharge contaminants to water. 
For discharges of farm effluent use Form 7A. 
For discharges resulting from instream gravel extractions use Form 14.

Form 7A - Application to discharge dairy and/or piggery effluent to water
Use this form if you wish to discharge farm effluent to water.

Form 8 - Application to discharge contaminants to air
Use this form for activities that seek to discharge contaminants to air.

Form 8A - Application to discharge contaminants to air from combustion processes
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from combustion processes within the Otago Region including the Coastal Marine Area. This includes incinerators and boilers but excludes domestic fires and outdoor burning.

Form 8B - Application to discharge contaminants to air from quarry or mining processes
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from quarry or mining activities within the Otago Region.

Form 8C - Application to discharge contaminants to air from wood processing industries
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from wood processing industries within the Otago Region for the purpose of operating a wood processing plant.

Form 8D - Application to discharge contaminants to air from abrasive blasting
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from abrasive blasting operations within the Otago Region, including the Coastal Marina Area, for the purpose of operating an abrasive blasting booth or mobile abrasive blasting operation.

Form 8E - Application to discharge contaminants to air from fibre glass product manufacture
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from the manufacture of fibre glass products within the Otago Region.

Form 8F - Application to discharge to air from effluent pond
Use this form if you wish to discharge contaminants to air, including odour, from farm waste management.

Form 9A - Application to construct or alter a bore
Use this form if you wish to construct, drill or alter a bore or well (excluding piezometers and monitoring wells).

Form 9B - Application to drill over an aquifer
Use this form if you wish to dredge, dig, pile drive over an aquifer (including drilling for geological investigation, drilling for geotechnical investigation or drilling for groundwater investigation).

Form 9C - Application to drill on a contaminated site
Use this form if you are seeking to drill holes for investigating a site to determine whether it is contaminated or if it is known to be contaminated, also to drill holes to install permanent/temporary monitoring wells for soil or groundwater.

Form 10 - Application for culvert works in or on the bed or bank of a watercourse
Use these forms for activities in or on the beds or banks of rivers and lakes.

Form 10A - Application for culvert works in, on or over the bed or banks of a watercourse
Use this form for applications to use, erect, place, extend, alter or replace a culvert in or on the beds or banks of lakes or rivers, which are unable to meet Permitted Activity Rules 13.2.1.7, 13.3.1.2 or 13.5.1.3 of the Regional Plan Water.

Form 10B - Application for bridge works in, on or over the bed or banks of a watercourse
Use this form for applications to erect, place, extend, alter, replace or reconstruct a bridge in, on or over the bed or banks of a lake or river, which are unable to meet Permitted Activity Rules 13.2.1.7, 13.3.1.2 or 13.5.1.3 of the Regional Plan Water.

Form 10C - Application for "other" structures and instream works in, on or over the bed or banks of a watercourse
Use this form for applications to erect, place, extend, alter, replace, reconstruct or demolish all structures in, on or over the bed or bank of a lake or river, e.g. pipes, cables, steps, fords, bank stabilisation works, retaining walls, gabion baskets, jetties, or, removal or planting of vegetation and any other works which require work in, on, under, or over the bed of a waterway except dams and diversions, or activities involving culverts and bridges (excluding their demolition or removal, which do not meet the permitted activity requirements of the Regional Plan: Water.

Form 10D - Application for drainage maintenance and stream clearing work in streams and rivers
This application form is for activities that relate to stream clearing for the purposes of, but not limited to, land drainage, sediment build up removal and vegetation removal.

Form 11 - Land use consent application for mining
Use this form if for mining activities that occur within the bed of a watercourse.
For gravel extraction from the bed of a watercourse use Form 14.

Form 18 - Application to disturb a contaminated site
Use this form if you wish to undertake disturbance of a contaminated sites. This includes the discharge of contaminants to water, air or into or onto land, and the deposition of contaminants into or onto land.

Form 12 - Coastal permit application
Use this form for all activities within the coastal marine area.
This excludes: moorings - use Form 12A and boatsheds or other structures - use Form 12B

Form 12A - Coastal permit application - Mooring
Use this form for applications to occupy the coastal marine area with new and existing moorings.

Form 12B - Application to occupy the coastal marine area - boatshed, jetty, wharf or wooden ramp
Use this form for applications to occupy the coastal marine area with existing structures.

Form 12C - Application to occupy the coastal marine area - slipway, concrete ramp, seawell or stairs
Use this form for applications to occupy the coastal marine area with an existing structure (other than a boatshed, jetty or wharf), such as a slipway, concrete boat launching ramp, seawall, stairs, etc.

Form 17 - Notice of transfer of a coastal structure
Use this form if you are seeking to transfer ownership of a resource consent for a coastal structure (e.g. a mooring

Form 19 - Application to transfer swing mooring location
Notice of Transfer of Swing Mooring Location under Permitted Activity Rule 8.5.1.3 of the Regional Plan: Coast or boat shed).

Form 14A - Application to extract gravel from the bed of a river
Form 14B - Application to extract gravel from the bed of a river (small/short term extractions)
Use these forms if you wish to extract gravel from the bed of a watercourse. Form 14B should be used for small or one off gravel extraction applications where a term of less than two years is sought

Form 15 - Notice of transfer of holder of permit
Use this form if you are seeking to transfer ownership of whole or part of a resource consent or deemed permit. This excludes those in the coastal marine area - use Form 17.

Form 20 - Surrender of a resource consent
Use this form if you wish to surrender your resource consent.

Form 21 - Withdrawal of a resource consent Application
Use this form if you wish to withdraw your application for a resource consent

Form 22 - Application to change or cancel consent conditions 
Use this form if you wish to change or cancel consent conditions.

Form 23 - Change of applicant
For changing an applicant/s while a resource consent application is still under process.

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