Water Well permit application fees to increase
by State of Wyoming
March 31, 2009
(Cheyenne) - Starting May 1, 2009, the State Engineer’s Office – Ground Water Division will increase the fees for permit applications for domestic, stock, irrigation, municipal, industrial, and miscellaneous use wells.
Fees for domestic and stock well applications will increase from $25 to $50, and fees for irrigation, municipal, industrial, and miscellaneous use wells from $50 to $75.
This increase was anticipated and is necessary to implement W.S. 9-1-904(b) which was created by the 2008 Legislature and allows the State Engineer’s Office to deposit an amount not to exceed $25 from each domestic, stock, irrigation, municipal, industrial and miscellaneous well permit application fee into an account created under W.S. 33-42-116 for wells that require the use of a licensed well driller pursuant to W.S. 33-42-103.
Increasing the permit fees for wells and depositing up to $25 per permit in the Water Well Contractors Account, will provide the necessary funding needed to operate and manage the State Board of Examining Water Well Drilling Contractors and Water Well Pump Installation Contractors.
The increase in fees has been promulgated in new rules in Chapter 1 of the State Engineer’s Office and State Board of Control rules entitled, "Fees," which were filed with the Secretary of State on March 18, 2009.