Well Management Fees - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Well Management Program

Fee Payment Submittal

Fee payments to the Minnesota Department of Health, Well Management Section, go to a dedicated fax number or P.O. Box Number.


Well Management Section St. Paul Central Office at 877-434-9853 using the Credit Card Payment Information (PDF) form.

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, drilling machine and 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 Fee
Water-Supply Well $275
Dewatering Well $275
Dewater Project (5 or more wells) $1,375
Environmental Well Site
(All environmental wells on a single property.)
Exploratory Boring $275


Construction Permits Fee
Bored Geothermal Heat Exchanger
- Heating/Cooling Capacity < 10 Tons
- Heating/Cooling Capacity 10 to 50 Tons
- Heating/Cooling Capacity > 50 Tons

Elevator Boring $275
Groundwater Thermal Exchange Device
(Heat Pump with Injection Well)



Maintenance Permits Fee
Water-Supply Well $175
Dewatering Well $175
Dewatering Project (5 or more Dewatering Wells) $875
Environmental Well $175
Environmental Well Site $175
Environmental Well (Government-owned) $0


Well Sealing Notification Fee
Water-Supply Well, Dewatering Well, or Environmental Well $75
Temporary Environmental Well Site $75


Variance Fee
Variance $275


License Fees Fee
Qualification Application $75
Late Fee
(Company License and Responsible Individual-Explorer Only)
Elevator Boring Contractor (Company Original and Renewal) $75
Environmental Well Contractor (Company Original and Renewal) $75
Explorer Company (Company Original and Renewal) $75
Explorer Responsible Individual Certification Renewal $75
Limited Well/Boring Contractor (Company Original and Renewal)
- Bored Geothermal Heat Exchanger Contractor
- Dewatering Well Contractor
- Pump, Pitless, and Screen Contractor
- Well Sealing Contractor
Well Contractor (Original and Renewal) $250
Representative Certification (Renewal) $75
Hoist/Drilling Machine Registration $75


Well Disclosure Certificate (Paid to the County Recorder.) Fee
Well Disclosure Certificate $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 MDH. The county recorder will not accept submittal of well disclosure certificates without the appropriate fee.

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. Delegated Well Programs in Minnesota.

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Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Friday, 06-Mar-2020 11:09:19 CST