Stock crossings

If you have a stock crossing on your property which crosses a Council road or if you want to create one then you need a permit.

There are hundreds of stock crossings in the Southland District and these have procedures which must be followed to ensure safety.

When you apply for a permit you need to provide information including:

  • Location & site plan
  • Stock type & number
  • Stock control measures
  • Measures to comply with Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management
  • Evidence of Public Liability Insurance (to $1 million)

Get more information about what you need to do to get a permit below. Don't forget your permit expires after 12 months so you'll need to reapply when it expires.

Download our stock crossing policy procedures [PDF, 371 KB]

Download an application for a stock crossing permit [PDF, 125 KB]