Works Affecting Watercourses

It is a criminal offence to carry out works which affect flood defences or watercourses without permission from us. If you wish to carry out works affecting watercourses in the Isle of Man please complete an application for consent for works affecting watercourses. 

Explanatory Notes are available for further guidance.  Riparian owners can find further information on watercourse management here.


Further details on the appeal process of a decision related to the Flood Risk Management Act 2013 can be found in Part 7 of the Act.

A copy of the Flood Risk Management Tribunal Rules 2020 can be found here: Flood Risk Management Tribunal Rules 2020