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Water Rights Applications/Forms

The following forms/applications are available for downloading:

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Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Application for a Flood Control Permit
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Application for a Water Right Permit for Irrigation water use
Click here to complete the form on/offline download and print icon  information icon Application for a Water Right Permit for Nonirrigation uses (e.g. Municipal, Rural Water System, Commercial, Industrial, Recreation uses)
Click here to complete the form on/offline download and print icon  information icon Application for a Vested Water Right Permit for Irrigation uses (system operational prior to 1955)
Click here to complete the form on/offline download and print icon  information icon Application for a Vested Water Right Permit for Nonirrigation uses (system operational prior to 1955)
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Application for a Well Driller License (written exam also required)
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Application for a Well Pump Installer License
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Application to renew a Well Driller License
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Application to renew a Well Pump Installer License
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Irrigation Questionnaire Annual Reporting Form (2017 Questionnaire now available)
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Location Notice for construction of a Dam/Dugout
PDF online icon Click here to complete the form on/offline download and print icon  information icon Notice of Completion of Works and Application of Water to Beneficial Use filed for Water Use Permits
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Notice of Transfer of Ownership of a Water Use Permit/Right
PDF online icon Click here to complete the form on/offline download and print icon  information icon Registration of Navigable Stream Fence Crossing
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon South Dakota Water Well Completion Report
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon South Dakota Well and Test Hole Plugging Report
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon South Dakota Well Rehabilitation Report
Click here to complete the form on/offline  download and print icon  information icon Temporary water use permit for construction activities, drilling or testing purposes
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