Licensed Well and Boring Contractor Directory
Well Management Program
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Well Management Section licenses contractors who construct, repair, modify, and seal wells and borings as defined in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103I. Wells include water-supply wells (including drivepoint or sandpoint wells), dewatering wells, irrigation wells, and environmental wells. Borings include elevator borings, exploratory borings (for minerals, natural gas, oil), and bores geothermal heat exchangers.
Search Licensed Well and Boring Contractor Directory
The directory is updated daily. Since the number of contractors is relatively small in some areas of the state, you may want to search by a number of counties surrounding your home county. Some contractors service large areas. You can search by:
There are eight (8) different license types that provide a wide range of well services. Well contractors are licensed to provide the entire range of drilling, repair, and sealing services. Limited or specialty licenses, such as pump installer or elevator contractor, are authorized to provide a limited range of service or work on only certain types of wells or borings. There are approximately 220 well contractors and approximately 325 contractors with limited or specialty licenses. Some contractors may hold multiple licenses.
View Explanation of License Types
Please note the license type for each contractor listed. A license type is indicated by a single letter, for example, "A" or "W." If a contractor has multiple well contractor licenses, you may see multiple letters together, for example "AW." Make sure that the contractor you select is licensed to do the work that you plan to have done. Each page includes a link, View Explanation of License Types, that will provide an explanation for each license that a particular contractor holds.
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Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
Minnesota Department of Health