Any well drilling contractor who intends to drill a groundwater well for non-domestic use must apply for authorization and receive approval from the OWRB prior to drilling. Authorization will not be issued for any well location that does not have an active groundwater use permit.
- Intent to drill authorizations are required for groundwater wells used for public water supply, industrial use, medical marijuana grow operations, poultry operations, irrigation of more than 3 acres, oil and gas recovery, and any other commercial use.*
- Intent to drill authorizations are not required for domestic groundwater wells used for household purposes, livestock (up to the land’s grazing capacity), and irrigation of less than 3 acres.*
Please contact Charles O’Malley or Jacob Hernandez at (405) 530-8800 for an authorization PIN, and then use the link below to apply. OWRB staff will respond to applications within approximately 5 business days.
* For complete definitions and requirements see OAC 785:30-1-1 and OAC 785:35-13-1. Please note that failure to submit an intent to drill application as required may result in a penalty of up to $5,000 per day per violation.