Stock Crossing Permits Apply for a Stock Crossing Permit Do It Online - Stock Crossing Permit A Stock Crossing Permit is valid for five years from date of issue. All conditions of the Permit must be met at all times to remain valid. We have rules for moving livestock in our district, along and across local roads we control. This is to protect the roads as well as ensure the safety of road users. Roads we control may include state highways where NZ Transport Agency has delegated control to us. Our bylaw contains rules around: The need for permits for moving stock over roadsStock movement limits where an underpass may be neededLivestock includes: cattle,deer,llamas,alpacas,sheep,goats, andany other animal farmed and dependent on humans for their care. Stock Crossing Bylaw 2022 (PDF, 720.7KB) Stock UnderpassLimits to stock movement across roads is included in the Stock Crossing Bylaw and in such cases a council approved stock underpass may be required. See the bylaw: Stock Crossing Bylaw 2022 (PDF, 720.7KB) Building a stock underpass will require a resource consent (possibly) and a building consent. Book a free pre-lodgement meeting with our planning and building team to discuss your stock underpass project before you start. Report wandering or missing stockPhone us 24/7 on 0800 734 834 (in district) or 07 862 8609: To report livestock wandering anywhere including local roads, state highways and road reservesCallouts can result in impounding of stock and will incur fees for the owners of the stock.You can also phone Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport agency on 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) To report livestock wandering on a state highway.