Fee Structure Information – Wellhead Protection

Geological Survey Program fact sheet
04/2017
Missouri Geological Survey Director: Joe Gillman
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Records may be submitted, permits renewed or vehicles may be registered online at dnr.mo.gov/mowells.

Certification Fees
  Heat Pump
      Closed Loop (1-50 tons) ............................................................................ $100
      Closed Loop (more than 50 tons) .............................................................. $200
      Open Loop (per system, submit on water well form) ................................ $  80

  Monitoring Well ............................................................................................ $100
  Water Well .................................................................................................... $  80

Registration Fees
  Reconstruction ............................................................................................... $  50
      No fee is required for raising the casing, however, a form must be submitted.

  Plugging ......................................................................................................... $  50
      Applies to heat pump, monitoring well, public water well and soil borings (one form per site).
      All other wells are exempt from the plugging fee, however, they are subject to late fee schedule.

Late Fees – Late records for wells constructed prior to September 1, 1998
A $10 per 3-month period with a maximum of $60 per record will be charged for late records.

Late Fees – Late records for wells constructed September 1, 1998 and later
A fee of $10 per month with a maximum of $240 per record will be charged for late records.

Missouri Well Construction Rules
sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/10csr/10csr.asp#10-23  

Downhole Camera Fee
A $375 fee will be charged to scope a well that does not meet investigation requirements.

Permit Fees
Permit fees are $100 each for the following: heat pump, monitoring well, pump and water well. Vehicle registration fees are $20 each for the following: drill rigs, pump trucks and service vehicles. All permit fees and vehicle registration fees must be renewed by October 1 annually.

Permit Late Fees – Late Permit Renewals
A 40 percent late fee will be charged to all permits if not paid by October 1. Permits will be canceled if not renewed by October 31. Vehicle registration fees are not assessed a late fee. 

Testing Fees
All tests are $40 for each type of test taken.  Tests include: general test, specific heat pump test, specific monitoring well test, specific monitoring well test hole test, specific pump test and specific water well test. All retakes are $40.

Testing Site
All specific tests for non-restricted permits must be taken at the Missouri Geological Survey, Annex Building, 1251 Gale Drive, Rolla. General tests for restricted and apprentice permits may be taken at the Rolla location or online at: dnr.mo.gov/mowells.

For more information
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Geological Survey
Wellhead Protection Section
111 Fairgrounds Road
PO Box 250
Rolla, MO 65402-0250
Phone: 573-368-2165
Fax: 573-368-2317
dnr.mo.gov/geology/geosrv/wellhd/wellsanddrilling.htm