A permit can be issued for one-time activities that would otherwise be prohibited by the Protected Species Act. The permit allows for the relocation of a species and/or destruction that cannot be avoided. For example, if the species presents a risk to human health and safety. You can be fined up to $25,000 or get two years in prison if you don’t have a permit.
Permits will be given on a case-by-case basis as part of the planning process for the installation of utilities, trenching for cables, establishment of moorings, and building of structures.
What information do I need to provide to get a permit?
You will need to supply the following information in the application form:
- Land title holder (if applicable)
- Site address and grid coordinates
- Species description and anticipated impact
- Reasons for application and site description