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Water Well Contractor Reporting Forms

Preliminary Notice of Proposed Water Well

NYS Environmental Conservation Law ECL §15-1525 requires registered water well contractors to notify DEC prior to commencement of drilling a water well.

For all counties except Nassau, Suffolk, Kings or Queens, drilling contractors must file a Preliminary Notice Of Proposed Water Well (PDF) with DEC's Central Office prior to the start of drilling. This form may be also be completed and submitted online using DEC's eBusiness Forms (click the blue "DEC Online Forms Login" button).

Users must be registered with NY.gov in order to use the online form system. User guides and help on registering for the portal are available on the portal information web page.

For Nassau, Suffolk, Kings or Queens counties, drilling contractors must file a Preliminary Report of Proposed Well with DEC's Region 1 Office. This form may be obtained by email or by calling 631-444-0405.

Water Well Completion Report

ECL §15-1525 requires a Well Completion Report be completed by the contractor and filed with DEC and the well owner for each water well drilled within the state of New York. DEC provides Well Completion Report Forms to registered water well contractors to assist them in complying with this part of the law.

For all counties except Nassau, Suffolk, Kings or Queens, a Water Well Completion Report (PDF) must be filed with DEC's Central Office.

For Nassau, Suffolk, Kings or Queens counties, the Long Island Well Completion Report must be filed with DEC's Region 1 Office. This form may be obtained by email or by calling 631-444-0405.