Harvey County requires well permits for any domestic, lawn/garden, or livestock well located within the unincorporated county boundaries. Well permit applications are available to print below or at the Harvey County Courthouse in the Planning and Zoning Department (located on the first floor across from the Treasurer's Office). The cost is $100. Fee for permit may be paid in cash, check or credit card. A 2.5% processing fee or $2.50 will be assessed for using credit card. Please return the application form to the department listed above.
A site evaluation may be necessary if there is a question about separation distances from the well to any surrounding source of pollution. Separation requirements in Harvey County are listed below. The driller must be a state-certified well driller unless the property owner him/her self digs the well. Each well must be constructed according to state guidelines detailed in Article 30 of the Kansas Administrative Regulations (link is available below.)
The following documents are K-State Research & Extension brochures that are both informational and help to outline state requirements for well construction and maintenance. Many requirements are similar to Harvey County Codes; however, there may be some requirements that are more stringent in the County Code. Please check with the Environmental Officer if you have any questions.
- Private Wells: Safe Location and Construction
- Private Well Maintenance & Protection
- Private Well Owner/Operator Manual
- Managing the Farm to Minimize Groundwater and Well Contamination
- Prevent Spills & Release of Contaminants
Plugging Abandoned Wells
- Plugging Abandoned Wells