PUB 98 - Certification and Registration of Records

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
12/2017
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer
PUB98well

Certification and Registration of Records

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Geological Survey
P.O. Box 250, 111 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, MO 65402-0250

Well Certification
Regulated Activities: The construction of any water well, monitoring well, mineral exploratory well or ground source heat pump system.

Fees: Water well certification is $80. Monitoring well certification is $100. Ground source heat pump system of 50 tons or less is $100. Ground source heat pump system of more than 50 tons is $200. Fees are paid by the well owner and collected by the contractor.

Required Documents: A Well Certification Record certifying the proper construction of the well or heat pump system must be sent to the Wellhead Protection Section by the contractor within 60 days of completion. Contact the Wellhead Protection Section for information about a well certification record. Records may be submitted online.

Length of Certification: For the life of the well.

Average Review Time: 10 days

Applicable Statutes: RSMo 256.614

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 23-3.010, 23-3.060, 23-4.020 and 23-5.020

Well Registration
Regulated Activities: The reconstruction of wells and plugging of abandoned wells.

Fees: Reconstruction of any well (except for raising of casing) is $50. Plugging of heat pump well, monitoring well or public water well is $50. Soil borings and temporary monitoring wells is $50 (one fee per record). All other well types are exempt from plugging registration fees. This fee is paid by the well owner and collected by the contractor.

Required Documents: A registration record for the reconstruction or plugging of wells is to be submitted by the contractor or owner within 60 days of completion. Records may be submitted online.

Length of Permit: For the life of the reconstructed or plugged well.

Average Review Time: 10 days

Applicable Statutes: RSMo 256.614, 256.615, 256.623 and 256.628

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 23-3.025, 23-3.060, 23-3.110, 23-4.080, 23-5.080 and 23-6.050