We offer comprehensive assistance leading to obtaining a water permit. Not only do we provide support in the preparation of an application for a water-legal permit, but we also prepare the necessary water-legal survey and help in completing the required documents. If necessary, we also participate in administrative proceedings before state administration bodies.
Expert knowledge supported by experience means that environmental protection has no secrets for us. We are well versed in the nuances of the law and constantly monitor changes in legislation. This allows our clients to avoid legal and financial consequences related to failure to fulfill certain obligations.
We provide services at the highest level. We act reliably and on time. We always listen to the client's needs and treat each order individually, taking into account the specificity and nature of a given project. As a result, as part of the actions taken, we managed to obtain many water-legal permits. We also support our clients in the procedure submitting a water law declaration.
We also carry out the necessary measurements and make appropriate calculations. All this makes us provide comprehensive services. We work with both private individuals and enterprises. We operate throughout the country.
The issue of the water permit is regulated by the Water Law Act. It describes the ways of using water - ordinary, common, special. (Art. 33 - Art. 36 of the IP). According to its provisions, water-legal permits (otherwise known as water-legal permits) are required e.g. on:
(Articles 389, 390 IP)
A water law permit is also necessary in the case of locating new projects in areas of particular flood risk that may have a significant impact on the environment and new buildings (Article 390 of the PW).
Recently, the so-called water law notifications.
Water law applications are required, among others in case of:
(Article 394 of the PW)
Water law permits/water law notifications do not require:
(Article 395 of the PW)
Water law consent is granted by issuing a water law permit (or accepting a water law application). However, for this to happen, certain documents must be attached to the application. One of them is the water law survey, consisting of a descriptive and graphic-drawing part. It specifies, for example, the purpose and scope of the intended use of water, the description and location of the water facility or the characteristics of the waters covered by the water law permit.
The water-legal reports prepared by us are documents that meet all formal requirements. They are carried out according to detailed rules, and our experts have the necessary knowledge and experience, which allows them to create fully-fledged descriptions of the assumed activities and planned water devices and installations.
Compliance of water-legal surveys with applicable standards is a priority for us. It streamlines the administrative procedure and increases the chance of a positive consideration of the application. Thanks to the thorough knowledge of water law regulations, we manage to achieve it.
In our career, we have performed a number of surgeries, e.g. on:
As mentioned above, the water law survey is not the only document needed. It is also required to decision on determining the location of a public purpose investment, or the consent of the owner of sewage facilities, if a water law permit is to be issued for the introduction of sewage containing substances particularly harmful to the aquatic environment into sewage systems.
The procedure of obtaining a water permit starts when the investor submits an application for a permit. The competent administration body examines the submitted documents and, after confirming their completeness, notifies the parties to the proceedings. Mandatory are:
The parties to the proceedings may submit their opinions and motions. Their legitimate interests will be taken into account by the authority in the water law permit through the application of relevant provisions. The authority has 30 days to issue a decision. In practice, however, the waiting time for obtaining a permit is longer and ranges from 2 to even 4 months, because you have to add the time that the parties to the proceedings have to express their views and the time of circulation of correspondence.
The fee for issuing a water permit is, in accordance with Art. 398 of the Act of July 20, 2017 - Water Law is (as of January 1, 2021):
In most cases, the water law permit is issued by: regional water management boards of Polish Waters or the Director of the Polish Waters Catchment Board (Article 397 of the PW).
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The material is for information purposes only and is not an interpretation of the law. Due to possible changes in applicable law, all information provided should be verified and checked for validity.