What is a well permit?

Posted: June 29th, 2022

In addition to well registration, well registration fee, and well report deposit requirements in Rules 3.2, 3.4 and 6.6, the owner of a well or well system not exempt from the permitting requirements under Rule 2.1 and that is completed and operational after December 17, 2018 must obtain an Operating Permit from the District prior to drilling, construction or operating of the nonexempt well or well system.

Non-exempt well owners are required to install meters on each non-exempt well and report the amount of groundwater pumped each month to the District on a well permit. A well permit can be applied for and filed with the District on forms designated by the District, which can be found here.

Wells subject to permitting are all public supply wells or are capable of producing more than 17.36 gpm with the proper spacing, individually, or as a system, and are used for any purpose other than domestic, livestock, poultry, or agricultural use.