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Well Permit
A County well location permit is necessary to ensure any well drilled in the County meets all current County and State standards, such as minimum setbacks for the protection of the environment and public health. A County well location permit is required prior to drilling a well for any purpose, including providing potable drinking water; water for irrigation or agricultural purposes; monitoring; and geothermal systems.

Prior to any wells being drilled both County and State well permit approvals must be obtained. The County well permit application can be submitted by the property owner, the well driller, or an agent for the owner. The application package for the County permit must include the County application form with the applicant's original signature, the current well permit fee, and two copies of a scaled site plan with all pertinent data.

The State well permit application is a standard form provided by the State to the licensed well driller and can only be submitted by the driller. There is no separate fee for the processing and approval of the State permit.

Online users who have additional questions and would like to be contacted by a departmental staff member may submit a request by clicking on the Create Service Request button below. Please complete all of the fields in the Contact Information section, provide the property address in the Service/Incident Address information section and provide a brief description of the request in the Brief Description field.

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  • County Well Location Permit