Well Permitting and Drilling Regulations

All wells drilled in the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District must be registered or permitted. Click here for specifications regarding new well configuration, per PGCD’s rules.

To help you determine which permit or registration you need, view our flowchart here or continue reading.

You can now pay your Well Log Deposit online with your Debit or Credit Card.  Click HERE to pay online

           Single Well Drilling and Production Permit.  Drilling and production permit applications are processed as a Single Well Applications if two or less well drilling applications are submitted within 12 months for the same contiguous acreage.  Single Well Applications are also required for wells, regardless of number, on 10 acres or less or capable of  producing more than 25 gallons per minute.  Rule 4.3 addresses Single Well Drilling and Production Permits in detail.

Single Well Drilling Permit Application

Single Well Drilling Permit Application Within a Study Area

            Multiple Well Drilling and Production Permit.  A drilling and production permit application is processed as a Multiple Well Application if more than two well drilling applications are submitted within 12 months for the same contiguous acreage.  The wells must be capable of producing more than 265 gallons per minute.  Rule 4.3 addresses Multiple Well Drilling and Production Permits in detail.

Multiple Well Drilling Permit Application

            Registered Well.  If a well is exempt from a Drilling and Production Permit, as specified under District Rule 4.3(a), then only a registration is required for the well(s).  A registration is simply an acknowledgement from the District of the type of well and that the well does not require a Drilling and Production Permit from the District.  This would be wells producing 25 gallons per minute or less on more than 10 acres.   Rule 5 addresses well registrations.

Exempt Well Registration

Monitoring Well Registration

             Test Hole. This application allows you to drill a test hole, but does not give authorization for pumping.  There is no longer an individual Test Hole application.  The test hole application is now page 2 of the Single Well Permit application and page 2 of the Exempt Well Registration.  You will need to print/use either one of these forms and fill out page 2, which is the test hole application portion of the form.  Then submit the entire 3 page form with your signature on the third (3rd) page.

Easement Form

If you want to drill a well closer to the property line than our spacing allows, click here for a water well easement for your neighbor to sign.

If you are still uncertain, contact Anita in our office at 806-883-2501.