Water abstraction: transfer an abstraction or impoundment licence

Application form to transfer an abstraction licence or impoundment licence.


Form WR165: Application to transfer an abstraction or impoundment licence

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Use this form if you want to:

  • transfer the whole of an abstraction or impoundment licence from one person to another

It is not possible to transfer a temporary abstraction licence.

Read guidance notes WR164 before you complete this form.

Published 7 May 2014
Last updated 11 August 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to version 3 of form.
  2. First published.