Fees
Well Management Program

Effective July 21, 2011

Mailing Address (with fee payment)

Minnesota Department of Health
Well Management Section
P.O. Box 64502
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0502

Additional address information.

Fee Schedule

State fees for well construction notifications, well sealing notifications, variance requests, permits, licenses, rig/hoist registrations, and well disclosures are collected by the Minnesota Department of Health Well Management Section. The fee schedule (authorized under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103I) is as follows:

Well Construction Notifications  
    Water-Supply Well
$235
    Dewatering Well
$235
    Dewatering Project (5 or more wells)
$1,175
   
Permits  
    Elevator Boring
$235
    Groundwater Thermal Exchange Device
      (Heat Pump with Injection Well)
$235
    Monitoring Well
$235
    Maintenance
      (Water Well, Dewatering Well, or Monitoring Well)
$175
    Maintenance (Monitoring Well Government)
$50
    Maintenance (5 or more Dewatering Wells)
$875
   
Vertical Heat Exchanger (Heat Loop)
    Heating/Cooling Capacity <10 Tons
$235
    Heating/Cooling Capacity 10 to 50 Tons
$475
    Heating/Cooling Capacity >50 Tons
$700
   
Well Sealing Notification
$65
   
Variance Application
$235
   
Monitoring Well Site Permits  
    Motor Fuel Retail Outlet
$235
    Petroleum Bulk Storage Site
$235
    Agricultural Chemical Facility
$235
   
License Fees  
    Qualification Application
$75
    Late Fee
$75
    Elevator Boring Contractor (Original and Renewal)
$75
    Explorer Company (Original and Renewal)
$75
    Limited Well/Boring Contractor (Original and Renewal)       
    • Pump Installer
    • Pitless/Screen Contractor
    • Drive Point/Dugwell Contractor
    • Dewatering Well Contractor
    • Well Sealing Contractor
    • Vertical Heat Exchanger Contractor
$75
    Monitoring Well Contractor (Original and Renewal)
$75
    Well Contractor (Original and Renewal)    
$250
    Individual (Original and Renewal)     
$75
    Representative Certification (Renewal)
$75
    Hoist/Drilling Machine Registration
$75
   
Well Disclosure Certificate (Paid to the County Recorder)
$50
   

Fees Required

Permits and variance requests will not be reviewed and notifications and licenses will not be valid until sufficient funds have been submitted to the MDH. The county recorder will not accept submittal of well disclosure certificates without the appropriate fee.

The 2009 Legislature has passed Session Law Chapter 79, Article 10, which eliminates the exemption for federal, state, and local governmental entities from paying fees for wells and borings. Beginning on July 1, 2009, governmental agencies will now be required to pay all fees including notification, permit, variance, maintenance permit, and license fees. The only exceptions are for Native American reservations and Federal Military installations, where an exception is provided in federal law.

Delegated Well Programs

Well fees in jurisdictions of delegated well programs are established by the delegated program. Contractors should check with the delegated program for fee amounts and any other administrative requirements.

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:29AM