PLEASE NOTE: the entire Lower Platte North NRD is now covered by Water Development Areas, and variances are required for any new acres. Before a well permit can be issued, you must have a variance from the NRD. Variance request forms for Non-Hydrologically Connected Areas and Hydrologically Connected Areas are available in our Downloads section; for variance forms for the Restricted Development Areas and Special Quantity Subareas (where no new net acres are allowed), please contact us at (402) 443-4675 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are planning to drill a new well within the Lower Platte North NRD you need to obtain the proper permits. A well permit from the NRD is needed prior to the construction of all new and replacement wells, except for:
- test holes
- temporary dewatering wells (used less than 90 days)
- water wells designed to pump 50 gallons per minute or less
Well Permit Form
A printable copy of the permit application is available in PDF format here.
If you would rather have the permit form mailed to you, call the NRD at (402) 443-4675. The NRD permit fee is $50 and should be submitted with your application. If construction of a water well (other than those types that are exempt) commences prior to obtaining an approved permit, a late permit must be completed with a $250 fee.