Well Permit

How to Apply


  • Applicants must complete the (sample application for a well permit) in person at the Frederick County Health Department, Environmental Health Services.
  • The fee for the permit can be found on the Fee Schedule
    • This fee can be paid in cash, by check made payable to Frederick County Health Department or Visa/Mastercard.
  • Information pertaining to the property where the well is to be drilled must be supplied on the application, including, but not limited to:
    • Name of owner/applicant
    • Mailing address
    • Address of property
    • Name of subdivision and lot number (if applicable)
  • It is also necessary at some point in the process to choose a licensed well driller.
  • The permit is issued after Health Department review and approval of any necessary plats or site plans and /or approval of the drilling location.
  • If there is a problem or question prior to the permit being issued, you will be contacted either by phone or by mail.