Well Permits

Environmental Health Division

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Well Permits and Private Well Testing Act Program

  • Well permit applications are reviewed to determine compliance with the State Standards for Construction.
  • Homeowners and well drillers must first receive a permit from the NJDEP and submit this approval with their county well application.
  • All new private wells and homes with private wells involved in Real Estate Transactions must have their well water tested in accordance with the NJ Private Well Testing Act.
  • The Health Department receives notification of wells that do not pass Safe Drinking Water Standards.
  • Neighborhood notification is done where there is a Primary Drinking Water Contaminant found. Health information on well water contaminants is either left with residents or put in local newspaper.
  • All residents are encouraged to have their own well tested, but this is not mandatory.