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Exempt Use Water Well Recording
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The 2009 Legislature passed  Senate Bill 788 which introduced new requirements when completing a well for exempt use.  There is now a requirement to submit a map and submit a $300.00 per well recording fee.  The Department will now be sending a letter that provides information to landowners constructing wells to alert them of the new requirements. 

If you have additional questions please contact the Exempt Use Well Program Coordinator at 503-986-0861.





Create your map online
OWRD developed an on-line Exempt Use Well Mapping Tool to allow land owners to create and submit their map. 

To get started, the land owner will need:

Paying the recording fee
OWRD will mail an invoice to the land owner for the $300. The land owner should include a copy of the invoice and a $300.00 check payable to Oregon Water Resources Department to:
Oregon Water Resources Department
Attn: Scott Kudlemyer, 503-986-0861
725 Summer St. NE
Suite A
Salem, OR 97301