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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 630. Private Well Regulations

12VAC5-630-230. Procedures for obtaining a construction permit for a private well.

Construction permits are issued by the authority of the commissioner. All requests for a private well construction permit shall be by written application, signed by the owner or his agent, and shall be directed to the district or local health department. All applications shall be made on an application form provided by the district or local health department and approved by the commissioner.

An application shall be deemed completed upon receipt by the district or local health department of a signed and dated application, together with the appropriate fee, containing the following information:

1. The property owner's name, address, and telephone number;

2. The applicant's name, address, and phone number (if different from subdivision 1 above);

3. A statement signed by the property owner, or his agent, granting the Health Department access to the site for the purposes of evaluating the suitability of the site for a well and allowing the department access to inspect the well after it is installed;

4. A site plan showing the proposed well site, property boundaries, accurate locations of actual or proposed sewage disposal systems, recorded easements, and other sources of contamination within 100 feet of the proposed well site, and at the option of the applicant a proposed well design; and

5. When deemed necessary because of geological or other natural conditions, plans and specifications detailing how the well will be constructed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-176 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-34-100 § 2.13, eff. April 1, 1992.

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