NRS 533.400
Verified statement to be filed with State Engineer by holder of permit within time set in endorsement on permit: Contents of statement

  • proof of beneficial use.


Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, on or before the date set in the endorsement of a permit for the application of water to beneficial use, or on the date set by the State Engineer under a proper application for extension therefor, any person holding a permit from the State Engineer to appropriate the public waters of the State of Nevada, to change the place of diversion or the manner or place of use, shall file with the State Engineer a statement under oath, on a form prescribed by the State Engineer. The statement must include:


The name and post office address of the person making the proof.


The number and date of the permit for which proof is made.


The source of the water supply.


The name of the canal or other works by which the water is conducted to the place of use.


The name of the original person to whom the permit was issued.


The purpose for which the water is used.


If for irrigation, the actual number of acres of land upon which the water granted in the permit has been beneficially used, giving the same by 40-acre legal subdivisions when possible.


An actual measurement taken by a licensed state water right surveyor or an official or employee of the Office of the State Engineer of the water diverted for beneficial use.


The capacity of the works of diversion.


If for power, the dimensions and capacity of the flume, pipe, ditch or other conduit.


The average grade and difference in elevation between the termini of any conduit.


The number of months, naming them, in which water has been beneficially used.


The amount of water beneficially used, taken from actual measurements, together with such other data as the State Engineer may require to become acquainted with the amount of the appropriation for which the proof is filed.


The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to a person holding an environmental permit or a temporary permit issued pursuant to NRS 533.436 or 533.504.

Source: Section 533.400 — Verified statement to be filed with State Engineer by holder of permit within time set in endorsement on permit: Contents of statement; proof of beneficial use., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-533.­html#NRS533Sec400.

“Water already appropriated” defined.
Application to State Engineer for permit.
Application limited to water of one source for one purpose
Application for permit to appropriate water: Contents.
Additional requirements for contents of applications to appropriate water for certain specific uses.
Application for permit to change place of diversion, manner of use or place of use: Contents
Applications to be accompanied by maps, drawings and other data.
Application to appropriate water for beneficial use: Participation of county in development and implementation of monitoring, management and mitigation plan.
Receipt of application
Priority among applications to appropriate underground water for irrigation purposes from same basin.
Notice of application: Contents
State Engineer to notify county commissioners of application to use water in county other than that in which it is appropriated or currently diverted or used.
Certain interbasin transfers of groundwater
Procedure concerning verified protest filed by interested person against granting of application.
Requirement to ensure access of wildlife to water it customarily uses
Hydrological, environmental or other study: State Engineer to determine need for study
Special Account for Studies Concerning Water: Deposits
Approval or rejection of application by State Engineer: Conditions
Rejection of application for permit for specified period.
Approval or rejection of application to use water to generate energy for export.
State Engineer may require additional information before approval or rejection of application.
Time for completion of work and application of water to beneficial use
Form, acknowledgment and recording of conveyance.
Effect of recording or failing to record deed of conveyance.
Filings required by person to whom conveyance is made.
Duties of State Engineer concerning conveyances
Inapplicability of certain provisions to conveyance of shares of stock in ditch company.
Statement of work actually constructed
State Engineer may require proof of good faith and reasonable diligence
Verified statement to be filed with State Engineer by holder of permit within time set in endorsement on permit: Contents of statement
State Engineer may require map
Cancellation of permit for failure to file proof of application of water to beneficial use and accompanying map
State Engineer may refuse to file maps not conforming to statutory provisions or regulations.
Surveyor or engineer may be barred from practice before State Engineer for swearing falsely.
Issuance and contents of certificate of appropriation
Permits and certificates of appropriation subject to existing rights.
Fees of State Engineer
Consideration of consumptive use of water right and proposed beneficial use of water.
Limitation on initial quantity of water approved for application
Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

§ 533.400’s source at nv​.us