How to apply for a marine licence
Some marine activities require a licence under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and/or the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.
To apply for a licence please complete the relevant form from the bottom of this page and send to us, together with any supporting information and the relevant fee.
All applications (apart from Band 1 low risk activity applications) must be accompanied by a WFD assessment.
Address for licence applications
Permit Receipt Centre
Natural Resources Wales
29 Newport Road
How many copies are required?
If the application form and all supporting documents can be sent electronically in an email that is 10MB or smaller, we will accept the application by email. We will however require one hard copy of all application documents for our own review and record.
If the application form and all supporting documents are too big to email, we usually need 16 copies of the marine licence application and supporting documents for consultation purposes. These can be either hard copies or CD copies. If CD copies are submitted, however, we will require one hard copy of all application documents for our own review and record.
Applications must be accompanied by the relevant fee and an Environmental Statement, where required. Please see the link to our fees page below for details about fees, and to our Environmental Impact Assessment page below for information about Environmental Statements.
Please note that we will not begin processing an application until the correct fee has been paid.
If you require advice on which form to fill in, or how to fill in the forms please contact the Marine Licensing Team at email@example.com