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Pledge to Test 2018 -By pledging to test your water once a year can protect your health and your family's. The recommended time to test your water each year is between Spring and End of Summer.
If you have a well there are free private well classes available to help you take care of your well and to answer questions you may have about your well. These classes and information are available at privatewellclass.org.

Well Permits


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. Water should be tested to make sure it is safe for human consumption.


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.)

New Construction

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.

Well Maintenance

Plugging Abandoned Wells