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Well Construction and Compliance
Well Construction and Compliance Overview
The Department conducts a variety of functions critical to the management of Oregon's ground water resources for optimum long-term public and private benefits.  In Oregon it is a priority of the Department to protect the ground water resource through appropriate prevention and enforcement procedures.  The Well Construction and Compliance Section is responsible for several program areas to  ensure that  wells are properly constructed so as to prevent contamination of Oregon's ground water resources such as licensing of drillers, enforcement of well construction standards and keeping repository of well logs.  Drilling wells and the data provided on well logs affects anyone using water from wells for domestic, municipal, industrial, environmental monitoring, or agricultural purposes.  

Well Construction and Compliance Index

Resources for Well Constructors
Click here to access information relating to licensing, license exam dates, continuing education courses, renewing your license online and updating contact information. 

Exempt Use Well Recording
Click here to learn more about the Exempt Use Well Program or to file your exempt use well map on-line. 
Forms for Well Constructors
Click here to access forms for the License Renewal Apps, Well ID App, special standards, and other forms relating to well construction. 
E-Filing Startcards
Only licensed and bonded well constructors may E-file start cards.  To manage your start card click here.
To sign up for E-filing for start cards please contact: 
Buffy Gillis  (503) 986-0850 or
Ken Smith  (503) 986-0867   
E-Filing Well Logs 
Licensed well constructors can file well logs online
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Well Log Search
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Instructions for Well Log Search 
Resources for Landowners
Click here to access information about locating a well constructor, the Well ID program, and the Exempt Use Well program. 
Water Well Owner's Handbook
OWRD Interactive Map 
Location Information Lookup (TRS, county, etc.)