An agent or employee of another may not construct, reconstruct, remove, or make a change in a reservoir, dam, or waterway obstruction on a public water or in any manner change or diminish the course, current, or cross section of public waters unless the agent or employee has:
(1) obtained a signed statement from the property owner stating that the permits required for the work have been obtained or a permit is not required; and
(2) mailed a copy of the statement to the regional office of the Department of Natural Resources where the proposed work is located.
Violation of this section is a separate and independent offense from other violations of this chapter.
The commissioner shall develop a form to be distributed to contractors' associations and county auditors to comply with this section. The form must include:
(1) a listing of the activities for which a permit is required;
(2) a description of the penalties for violating this chapter;
(3) the mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the regional offices of the Department of Natural Resources;
(4) a statement that water inventory maps completed according to section 103G.201 are on file with the auditors of the counties; and
(5) spaces for a description of the work and the names, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers of the person authorizing the work and the agent or employee proposing to undertake it.