Permitting is used to help determine the rate of usage, primarily from high-capacity wells.
Will I have to permit my water well that I use for domestic use? Livestock use?
Permitting would only be required if you have a domestic or livestock use well with a casing diameter of greater than 5 inches and that is capable of producing more than 50,000 gallons per day. Most livestock and domestic wells have casing with 4 inches or less.
What other wells are exempt from requiring a permit?
By state law, wells used for mining or for supplying a rig drilling for hydrocarbons are exempt.
Will my irrigation well require a permit? Is my lawn sprinkler system considered irrigation?
Watering a typical lawn or garden would fall into the category of domestic use and would not require a permit. Irrigation of crops does require a permit.
What does it cost to permit my well?
For new wells, Class A is $ 25.00, Class B is $ 50.00 and Class C is $ 75.00.
Does my well need to be metered?
All Class C wells require a meter, however, the Board reserves the right to require a meter on other permitted wells.
Types of Permits
A Class “A” Operating Permit is required for any non-exempt well that has a maximum capability of pumping 200 gpm or less.
A Class “B” Operating Permit is required for any non-exempt well that has a maximum capability of pumping between 200 and 600 gpm.
A Class "C" Operating Permit is required for any well that requires a pump capacity of 600 or more GPM.