An exempt water well is a well producing 17.5 gallons per minute or less. 


Newly drilled exempt wells may be registered prior to drilling.  Exempt wells drilled before August 12, 2014 may be registered.  Registration protects a well site by providing spacing requirements. 

How much does exempt well registration cost?

  • A $100 application fee will be associated with the registration process if you do it yourself.
  • A $250 application fee will be charged if HPWD staff handles the registration process for you.

What information do I need for registration?

  • The latitude and longitude of the well coordinates is required for proper registration.
  1. Use a Google Map by zooming into the well location
  2. Right click and select "what's here?"
  3. The latitude and longitude will appear in a dialogue box at the top of the screen.
    • Or use another type of GPS device to pinpoint the coordinates of your well.

How do I submit my registration form?

  1. Download the form from our website (Exempt Well Registration)
  2. Fill out the form manually or electronically and email it to or mail it to 2930 Ave. Q, Lubbock, Texas 79411
  3. Once the District receives the well registration form, we will contact you to obtain the payment method.