Dams, safety requirements and building consents
To improve efficiency, Northland Regional Council (and all North Island Regional Councils except Auckland Regional Council) has transferred its powers to process all building consent applications for dams to Waikato Regional Council.
Waikato Regional Council will also undertake the inspections required during the construction phase and issue the final code of compliance certificate once the dam has been completed.
Brochures and application forms
A series of brochures about the requirements for building and maintaining dams and the relevant application forms are available to download directly from the Waikato Regional Council website.
Northland Regional Council and other Regional Councils are required under the Building Act to maintain a register of dams for their respective regions.
The register enables Councils to contact dam owners on matters of importance to them, such as new regulations and guidance material on dam safety. If you own a dam, then you should check with us whether your dam should be on the register.
For Northland Regional Council dam owners, there is no cost for having details on the register.
To register your dam, or for general enquiries regarding dams, please contact:
Northland Regional Council
Ph: 0800 002 004