• Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Clear Creek
  • Conifer
  • Denver
  • Douglas
  • Eagle
  • Estes Park
  • Evergreen
  • Fairplay
  • Ft. Collins
  • Gilpin
  • Golden
  • Granby
  • Grand
  • Gunnison
  • Idaho Springs
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Kremmling
  • Larimer
  • Park
  • Routt
  • Silverthorn
  • Summit
  • Vail
  • Waldon
  • Winter Park

*We also cover southern Wyoming and would be happy to discuss projects outside our coverage area. Please give us a call to discuss your well needs.


Digging a new water well
Modern Water Well Drilling Equipment

Before drilling a water well, a Colorado state issued well permit must be applied for. James Drilling Company will help you get the type of water well permit you need.  Types of water well permits include: new, replacement, commercial, household, and domestic.

Water Well Permit Costs in Colorado

Water Well Permit Timeframe

  • Expected turn around time for a water well permit is 4 to 6 weeks

Water Well Permit Requirements & Regulations

  • A full legal description of the property including (Sec,township,range + .1/4-1/4) and / or G.P.S coordinates Northing & Easting using Nad 83 Datum.
  • A copy of a warranty deed describing the property.
  • The water well position on the permit must correspond within a 200 feet radius of the actual drill site.
  • Household water well permits are restricted to household use only.
  • Domestic water well permits most often require 35 acres or more and allow for outside watering of animals and limited irrigation.
  • More information on Colorado ground water and water well permitting

At James Drilling Company, we guide our customers with the necessary paper work, requirements and regulations concerning your water well permit including mapping and GPS readings.  This will help improve accuracy of information on your water well permit and minimize the turnaround time of the process.

James Water Well Drilling Service - Evergreen, Fairplay & Grandby Colorado