New Mexico Permit to Drill a Well with No Consumptive Use of Water (19-NM-b)
Permit to Drill a Well with No Consumptive Use of Water Process
19-NM-b.1 – Application for Permit to Drill a Well with no Consumptive Use of Water
The developer must submit an Application for Permit to Drill a Well with No Consumptive Use of Water to NMOSE, and include all necessary information. The application will include information on the location of the well and a description of the project.
19-NM-b.2 to 19-NM-b.3 – Review Application Materials for Completeness
NMOSE will review application materials to ensure completeness. NMOSE may request additional information from the developer.
19-NM-b.4 – Construct Water Well
The developer must hire a New Mexico licensed well driller to complete the drilling and construction of the well. NMSA 72-12-12.
19-NM-b.5 – Proof of Completion of Well
The developer is required to submit a Proof of Completion of Well form with OSE following completion of the well.
19-NM-b.6 – Complete Well Record
After the licensed well driller constructs the well, the driller must complete a Well Record. The developer is then required to file the complete Well Record with NMOSE no later than 20 days after drilling is complete. If the Well Record is not received by the expiration date of the permit, the permit automatically expires and a new permit and fee will be required for any drilling beyond the permit expiration date.
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