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Water Supply Section application and license fees

Well construction and use

Domestic Well:


Heat Pump Recharge Well:


Heat Pump Supply Well:


Industrial Well:


Public Well:


Monitor Well:

$75 per individual well applied for.

Public Notice Fee


$100 (This fee is required only if the applicant is requesting an Alternate Method of Compliance.)

Water Allocation


DNREC - Public, Industrial, Commercial



*DRBC – Public, Industrial, Commercial, Irrigation

$1,000 (Privately sponsored projects)

  *DRBC - Public, Industrial, Commercial, Irrigation   $500 (Publicly sponsored projects, i.e., government agencies.)

Public Notice Fee


$100 (This fee is required for all new Water Allocation Permits, Permit Modifications, or Permit Renewals.)

License Fees

Pump Installer:


Pump Installer Contractor:


Water Well Contractor:


Well Driller:


Make checks for DNREC fees payable to: “Division of Water”

  * Make checks for DRBC fees payable to: “DRBC”

NOTE: When an advertisement for a permit is required, the advertisement appears in Sunday newspapers, and is for a 15-day public comment period.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Division of Water
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE  19901
Phone: (302) 739-9944

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