Any hole made in the ground to explore for groundwater, to obtain, or to inject water into any underground formation from which groundwater may be produced must have a well tag.
Wells must be drilled by a licensed well driller. Please see the Maryland State Board of Well Drillers for more information on Well Drillers and to obtain a current Roster of Active/Current Licensees and to learn about the Application Process.
Water well construction regulations: COMAR 26.04.04
Draft 2013 Well Construction Regulations
All forms are multi-page forms provided by the State with sequence numbers. Forms may be obtained by the Licensed Well Driller from the Environmental Inspection Services Program at 1001 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21202. The following are to be used as reference only. Please refer to the Permit Guide 3.14 for guidance on well construction permits.
- Well Construction Application (Green Form)
- Well Completion Report (Yellow Form)
- Well Abandonment (White Form)
Submit completed form and $65 application fee to:
Baltimore City Health Department
Environmental Health - Environmental Inspection Services
1001 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Checks or money orders must be made payable to the Director of Finance
For more information regarding well drilling in general, please visit the Maryland Department of the Environment's Water Programs website or Maryland's Water Well Construction Program.
For more information on drilling in Baltimore City please contact the Ecology section of Environmental Inspection Services at 410-396-4428.
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