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Pay The Recording Fee

New wells constructed in the State of Oregon that do not require a Water Right are subject to a one-time recording fee of $300 (for a list of these exemptions see ORS 537.545 (https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors537.html) ). The well constructor is responsible for submitting the recording fee and a map of the location of the well on the property. When a water supply well is constructed by a landowner with a landowner permit and bond, the landowner will be responsible for paying the recording fee and submitting the map. The map and fee are due at the time of well report submittal.

If the landowner does not pay the fee when submitting the well report the Department will mail an invoice for $300 to the landowner indicated on the water supply well report. Landowners who prefer to pay online (https://apps.wrd.state.or.us/apps/misc/wrd_ecommerce/secure/) should have their invoice number and Passcode (case sensitive) available to make processing easier.