Minneapolis Health Department

Public Service Center
250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
health@minneapolismn.gov
(612) 673-2301

Well Constructing / Sealing

Required for anyone constructing or sealing a well within the City of Minneapolis.

Wells Ordinance

48.260. Wells. (a) Where not previously defined, terminology used in this section shall have the meanings given in Minnesota Statutes, Section 103I.05 and Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4725.

(b) No person shall construct, modify or reconstruct any well without first having filed a well construction application and receiving written approval from a licensed well inspector for the City of Minneapolis. Interim verbal approval may be given, provided the permit has been processed, and is received by the applicant within five (5) days of verbal approval. The permit must note that verbal approval was given and the date of such approval. For each type of well to be constructed, modified or reconstructed including, but not limited to: monitoring wells; recovery/remediation wells; domestic drinking water wells; nontransient, noncommunity public water supply wells; air cooling wells; industrial wells; noncommunity public supply well, or irrigation wells, the applicant shall pay the permit fee(s) required by section 48.310 to the authority. This fee is in addition to the state core function fee as established in Minnesota Statutes, Section 103I.208, Subd. 1a.

(c) Any person that owns a monitoring well, a recovery well/remedial well, or an out of service well within the city shall register each well with the authority and pay the authority the annual registration fee(s) required by section 48.310.

(d) No person shall seal any well without first filing a well sealing application, receiving written approval from a licensed well inspector for the City of Minneapolis and paying the authority all permit fee(s) required by section 48.310 for all wells including, but not limited to monitoring wells; recovery/remediation wells; domestic drinking water wells; nontransient, noncommunity public water supply wells; air cooling wells; industrial wells; noncommunity public supply well, or irrigation wells. Temporary monitoring wells are exempt from the fee(s). The fee is in addition to the state core function fee as established in Minnesota Statutes, Section 103I.208, Subd. 1a. Interim verbal approval may be given, provided the permit has been processed, and is received by the applicant within five (5) days of verbal approval. The permit must note that verbal approval was given and the date of such approval.

Last updated Apr. 25, 2013