Online Application for a Temporary Diversion Licence (TDL)

Submit and Receive your Temporary Diversion Licence (TDL) online.

The Government of Alberta is now accepting applications electronically for the temporary diversion of water under the Water Act. Users and new registrants can access the site at the Log-in button to the right.


The Government of Alberta has automated the decision-making for low-risk TDL applications and streamlined the issuance of all TDLs. Once enrolled, you or your designated representative can submit a TDL application and any supporting documentation as well as retrieve historical temporary diversion licence information. For more information on TDLs click here.

At this time, the Government of Alberta will continue to accept paper TDL application forms. The form can be found under Forms /Applications > Water Act Forms on the left menu or click here.

View current water restrictions in the Province

Before submitting a TDL application, you can preview whether your proposed water source is closed or if it will be subject to review by an approval coordinator. (Click here)

System Requirements

Submitting a TDL application electronically will require an internet connection that is sufficient to support the system and the internet browser supports a flash viewer. (Note:. iPhones and iPads are not currently supported.) We recommend a high speed connection to provide ample support for the map components of the system. Slower connection speeds will work, but the response time could be slow and might not provide you a positive experience using the system. The supported browsers are Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher and Firefox 3.5 or higher.

Additional Information

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions and Enrolment Guide.

If you are having any trouble accessing information on this website or have questions about submitting TDL applications electronically, you can contact the ESRD Information Centre:

Hours of support are Monday through Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays) from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM.