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Protecting the quality of ground water in Riverside County is a priority.  Proper construction of new wells and proper reconstruction or destruction of existing wells is critical.  A Riverside County Environmental Health Permit for construction, reconstruction or destruction of a well is required throughout the county.

Wells Program



If you suspect your well is having issues, or going dry, visit our Dry Wells page.

To construct or destroy a well, you must first contact a Registered Well Driller to prepare your application for submittal.

Wells include:
  • Drinking water wells – These include individual domestic wells, industrial wells, community wells, and horizontal wells.
  • Agriculture wells – These wells are used for agriculture purposes only and not for drinking. In order to convert an agriculture well to a drinking water well, submit a Well Evaluation Application for approval
  • Monitoring wells – These wells are advanced in groundwater to monitor subsurface conditions. Most monitoring wells are usually associated with a cleanup. Learn more by visiting the Monitoring Wells page.
  • Cathodic wells – These wells are used for cathodic protection of utility lines.
    To obtain a permit, submit a Monitoring Well Application for approval.
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Find out if there is a well on a property


Registered Well Drillers

Are you a licensed C-57 and want to work in Riverside County? Register with our Department and be on our Registered Well Drillers List:

  1. Fill out Well Driller Registration Application.
  2. Submit the application and fees in person to the Downtown Riverside or Indio Office or by email.
Well Drilling Inspection
Individual Well
Riverside Office

Address: 4080 Lemon St, 10th Floor, Riverside, CA 92501
Tel: 951-955-8980
Fax: 951-955-8988
Email: [email protected]
In person: Monday-Friday - 7:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 4:30pm

Address: 47-950 Arabia St, Suite A Indio, CA 92201
Tel: 760-863-7570
Fax: 760-863-7013
Email: [email protected]
In person: In person: Monday & Wednesday - 7:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 4:30pm