Every new private drinking water well, irrigation well, or utility well must be permitted and inspected by Wake County. Well repairs and well abandonments also require a permit and inspection, but there is no fee for repair and abandonment permits.​

Beginning July 9, 2018, please use the Permit Portal to submit permit applications for new wells, well repair, and well abandonment. Use the following step-by-step guides to help you with the application process.

You may submit the following forms on the Permit Portal to report new well construction, well repairs, and well abandonment:


Contractor registration forms can be found on the Registered Contractor Information page.