Well Permitting  

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.

Permit Forms

Class A & B Operating Permit Application

Class C Operating Permit Application

Permit Renewal Form

Annual Water Use Form

Major Amendment to Permit Form

Minor Amendment to Permit Form

Aggregate Permit Application

Transport Permit Application



 
   
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