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DWR > Ground Water > Well Permitting

The Division of Water Resources has several types of well permit application forms to assist you in obtaining a permit to construct a new or replacement well. Using the correct form will greatly assist you in obtaining the documentation you require to proceed with the construction or replacement of a well in a timely fashion.

For additional information, read the Guide to Well Permits, Water Rights, and Water Administration.

First, it is important to know if you are located within one of the following: The Denver Basin, The Denver Basin AND a Designated Ground Water Basin, or A Designated Ground Water Basin

For residential uses there are generally three types of use, depending on your particular needs and physical land situation. 
Form GWS-44 may be used for all these types of residential uses.

The three types of use are:

  • General Residential With Lawn/Garden Irrigation and Domestic Animal Watering
  • Livestock Watering Only
  • Residential Household Use Only

For more information, please see the General Residential or Household Use page.  All residential real estate transactions that include a well transfer require a Change of Owner Name/Address form to be completed and existing wells must be registered.

For all other situations and types of uses the forms to use are:

Other available forms

Information concerning related costs for permitting can be found here.

For further information, or to obtain a specific form, please call the Ground Water Information Desk at (303) 866-3587.