Water Well Permitting Program

  • Mar 5, 2010
  • Greg Blanchard
Drilling a Water Well

This program handles water well construction permitting and inspections. Individuals needing information on existing wells or contractors drilling in Manatee County should follow the links below for additional information.


The Manatee County Natural Resources Department (NRD), Groundwater Management Section, has a formal agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to issue well construction permits and inspect the construction of those wells in accordance with SWFWMD Chapter 40D-3. Permits are required for domestic, irrigation, and most other water wells. We are currently receiving about 400 permits annually.
A 24 hour advance notification is required for all drilling. The advance notification phone # is: (941)-742-5980, ext. 1871 or 1872.
You may also e-mail notifications to: kelli.polanski@mymanatee.org