All wells, regardless of use, must be registered with the District unless the well has been permanently sealed. This includes domestic wells and windmills. Registration is a one-time process and there is no fee to register your well.
New wells MUST be registered prior to drilling. Oftentimes, a drilling company will complete the registration form on your behalf. Be sure to check with your driller.
Incomplete forms are considered administratively incomplete and will be returned for completion.
Step 1: Complete the form as thoroughly as possible. If you do not know the answer to any well related questions, please contact your driller. Your driller should be able to provide that information for you. Also, please include your email address in the event we need to contact you. Incomplete forms will be returned.
Step 2: Submit the form to the District prior to drilling. You may drop off your form at our office located at 910 Milam Street in Columbus, mail it to PO Box 667, Columbus, TX 78934, fax to (979)732-9301 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Determine if the proposed well will require a permit. If the well will be capable of pumping more than 35 gallons per minute (50,000 gallson per day), it will require a permit. Navigate to the Well Permitting tab for further permitting instructions.
Drillers are required to provide the District with a copy of the State of Texas Well Report within 60 days of completion.