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Are Permits Needed?

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Yes, all wells, including irrigation wells, require a state permit that can be obtained only by a licensed well driller. Many counties or municipalities also require their own permits, notwithstanding receipt of a copy of the state permit. Upon completion of the well, the driller is required to submit a record of the actual well construction to the state. Unrecorded or illegally drilled wells could impact the future sale of a property in addition to posing environmental risks.