Well Permits

Water Well Installation

The purpose of the program is to regulate the construction, modification, abandonment and destruction of public and private wells by ensuring that the groundwaters of the county will not be polluted or contaminated.

Permits are required for the construction, destruction, deepening, and repair of a water well. Well drillers are required to follow the California Water Well Standards, Bulletin 74-81 and supplements, developed by the California Department of Water Resources. Well completion reports are required to be submitted within 60 days of well completion.