Monitoring Well Permits
A monitoring well is a well installed to extract groundwater for physical, chemical, or biological testing. A monitoring well must be constructed by either a licensed well contractor or a registered monitoring well contractor and only after a permit is issued by the Well Management Section. The current permit application form is available in the upper right-hand corner of this page. The permit fee is $235 per monitoring well or site (agricultural chemical facility, motor fuel retail outlet, petroleum bulk storage).
A permit is not required for a monitoring well that is sealed within 72 hours of the time construction on the well begins. Temporary monitoring wells are typically installed by punch probe, screened auger, or similar drilling methods. For a temporary monitoring well, the well contractor or monitoring well contractor must submit a well sealing notification prior to the start of construction of the temporary monitoring well.
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact
Mr. Mark Hoffman at 651-201-4589.
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Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
Minnesota Department of Health