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Water Licence Amendments/Abandonment

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Overview

This application allows you to request any of the following changes to your existing water licence:

  • Change of works - apply to change the works previously approved under your water licence. FEE CHARGED
  • Change of purpose - apply to change the water use purposes previously approved under your water licence. FEE CHARGED
  • Extension of time for the construction of works or to make beneficial use of the water - apply for more time for the construction of works or to make beneficial use of water under your water licence. FEE CHARGED
  • Apportionment - apply to apportion or divide the rights and obligations of a water licence between multiple parcels of land when the land to which the licence was appurtenant has been subdivided. To apply for apportionment, you need a BCeID.
  • Transfer of appurtenancy - apply to transfer all or part of the rights and obligations under a water licence to a different appurtenancy ( i.e., parcel of land or another mine or undertaking). FEE CHARGED
  • Extension of term - apply to extend the term of the water licence. FEE CHARGED
  • Mortgage security - notify the Comptroller of Water Rights or Regional Water Manager of the existence of a mortgage on the land, mine or undertaking to which a water licence is appurtenant; or request that a notice of mortgage security be removed from the file.
  • Abandonment - request to abandon your rights and obligations under an existing water licence.

It is possible to apply for more than one change through one amendment application.