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 Well Permitting



To: Lee County Well Contractor    

Lee County Licensed Water Well Contractors, with the signing of House Bill 999 by Governor Scott, 

Your Lee County Water Well, Monitoring Well and Well Abandonment Contractor Licenses will no longer be needed to perform work in Lee County, As long as you have a valid up to date State of Florida Water Well Contractor’s License.


Please be aware that any and all violations from this point on will now be attached to your State of Florida Water Well Contractor License along with points accessed.


However, if you are not a State Water Well Contractor and you plan on performing work as a Soil Boring or an Elevator Shaft Contractor, you are required to obtain and maintain a valid Lee County Soil Boring and or Elevator shaft contractor specialty License.  Please contact Ken Lovejoy at (239) 533-8540 or Dee Elschlager at (239) 533-8810 with questions or requests.




The Ground Water Unit has several responsibilities in protecting the County's groundwater resources. Major tasks of this Unit are enforcing the County well code and well field protection ordinance, issuance of well construction permits, and inspection of well construction for compliance with the code requirements.

The Unit provides advice and also responds to the public well contractors, consultants, County staff, and other agencies on issues related to hydrogeology of the region. The Unit acts as liaison between the County and the Well Construction Advisory Board. 

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