Fee Structure Information – Well Installation Section

Geological Survey Program fact sheet
09/2020
Missouri Geological Survey Director: Joe Gillman
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Records may be submitted, permits renewed or vehicles may be registered online at apps5.mo.gov/mowells.

Certification Fees
  Heat Pump
      Closed Loop (1-50 tons) ............................................................................ $125
      Closed Loop (more than 50 tons) .............................................................. $225
      Open Loop (per system, submit on water well form) ................................ $125

  Monitoring Well ............................................................................................ $125
  Water Well ..................................................................................................... $125

Registration Fees
  Reconstruction ............................................................................................... $100
      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 certification or registration records
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 $50 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 $50 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 $50.

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 apps5.mo.gov/mowells.

For more information
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Geological Survey
Well Installation 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