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Change in Owner Name/Address 
DWR > Ground Water > Well Permitting > Change Owner Name/Address

Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes § 37-90-143, any owner of an unexpired well permit who changes a name or mailing address from that on file with the State Engineer (Colorado Division of Water Resources), shall file an update to the name and/or mailing address

For any unexpired well permit that is sold, or conveyed by other means, the new owner(s) of the well permit must file with the State Engineer an update of the new owner name and mailing address, using the Change in Owner Name/Mailing Address form (GWS-11).

Filing a Change in Owner Name/Mailing Address form is for contact information purposes only.  This action does not convey real property.

Wells not of Record (i.e. does not have a well permit)

For all residential real estate transactions conducted on or after January 1, 2009, Colorado Revised Statutes § 38-30-102 has been amended by HB 08-1014 to further require that if an existing well has not yet been registered with the Colorado Division of Water Resources, the buyer shall complete a registration of existing well form for the well.  Within 60 days of closing, all applicable forms(s) and supporting documentation and fees necessary for evaluation must be submitted to the Colorado Division of Water Resources.  Please see the “Registering an Existing Residential Well” page and the Guide to Change of Owner Name/Address for more information.

For non-residential wells not of record, a permit may be required to operate the well.  Please refer to the “Well Permitting” page for further information on permitting requirements for the specific use of the well.