License Minnesota

Wells and Borings: Dewatering Well Contractor License

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) licenses contractors who construct, repair, and seal wells and borings.

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Well Management Section Central Office
(651) 201-4600 | (800) 383-9808
Contact Info: health.wells@state.mn.us

Website:

Minnesota Department of Health

Well Management

The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 103I.101

Rules:

MINNESOTA RULES 4725.0475 - 4725.0650

Forms:

Qualification Application (to document experience)

License - Original/Renewal Application 

Representative Certification - Original/Renewal Application 


Qualification application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Health (MDH) website, Well Management section at Well Management Licensing Applications and Registration.

Requirements:

Qualification Application (document experience):
- 2 years of experience (5 dewatering wells/yr, 500 hours/yr).

Examination:
- pass a written exam (given at any district office).

Licensing (original) and renewals:
- provide a $10,000 corporate surety bond,
- register drilling machines and pump hoists,
- provide worker's comp. insurance info.,
- provide tax ID info. (original license only),
- document 2 contact hours of MDH continuing education (renewals only),
- submit records for work completed in previous year (renewals only).

Fee:

Qualification Application - $75 

 Certified Representative Renewal Application - $75 

Original License / Renewal - $75

Registration of Pump Hoists and Drilling Machines - $75 each 


Period of Issuance:

Annual (February 1 - January 31).

Length of Determination Process:

Variable, depending on adequacy of documentation, identification of problems during application review, results of examination, and problems obtaining a bond. Typically, within 3 months of qualification application submittal.

Other Pertinent Information:

The MDH actually licenses the company. The individual, who must meet the experience and exam requirements, serves as the certified representative.