To construct a vehicle crossing, you must obtain approval from the Council. Before you apply, ensure you have read the vehicle crossing bylaw. We also recommend you consult with a civil engineer before applying.
Allow up to 10 working days for Council to process your application and refer your application to our civil engineer. They then have up to 30 working days to assess your vehicle crossing application, carry out a site visit and issue you a 3 year approval permit to construct a vehicle crossing.
All work done with the road corridor also requires a corridor access request to be completed. Please refer to the Corridor Access Request information in the related page for more information.
In order to apply for a vehicle crossing approval you will need the following documents:
You can fill in the application form online or download and fill out the "paper" version.
If you want to apply for a vehicle crossing approval online, you need to be a registered user for Council's online services.
On completion of the registration process you can apply now for your vehicle crossing approval.
Download and fill out the Vehicle crossing application form here.
Applications can be posted to:
Far North District Council
District Licensing Committee
Private Bag 752, Memorial Ave
Send us an email:
Applications can be dropped off at any Council Office or Service Centre.
Pay by cash, eftpos or credit card.
No, some roads are not managed by the Council.
Do not use this form to apply for a Vehicle Crossing approval for the following road types:
Vehicle crossings must be designed by a qualified engineer to the Council's Engineering Standards. The standards can be found on Council's website. You will find links to the relevant sections in the related pages section.
Consult a civil engineer for advice.
A Google search using the term "civil engineers far north" will come back with a number of suitably qualified civil engineering companies that will be able to advise you on your vehicle crossing.