Well Permits

Well Construction Permitting Regulations
Well Construction Permitting Regulations
If you are planning on installing a well and/or a septic tank system, you must obtain a well and septic permit from the Alachua County Health Department. If you are in the St. Johns River Water Management District portion of Alachua County you must submit the well registration form to the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD) before installing a well. There are different guidelines for drilling a well in Alachua County depending on which water management district you are in.
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In St Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD):
In St Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD):

A permit is required for the construction, repair or abandonment of:

  • A well greater than or equal to six inches in diameter
  • A public supply well
  • A well located in a FDEP delineated area
  • Or an injection wells

No permit is required if the well is less than six inches in diameter. However, a well completion report must be submitted to the SJRWMD. The well completion report and a well registration form must be submitted to the ACEPD pursuant to Alachua County Unified Land Development Code Chapter 406 Article 11.

In addition, a consumptive use permit (CUP) is required if:

  • A well is greater than or equal to six inches in diameter
  • Average annual use of 100,000 gallons/day or greater
  • Capacity to pump 1,000,000 gallons/day or more
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In the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD):
In the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD):

The property owner must obtain a permit from the SRWMD prior to the construction, repair, or abandonment of any well. You may also need a Water Use Permit if you intend to use the water for anything other than residential/domestic uses

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