Required Documents for All Well Permits

(Domestic, Irrigation, Agricultural, Fire, Test, Piezometer, Public Water Supply, Limited Use Community Public Water Supply, Geo-Thermal Supply/Injection, Existing Well Inspection, & Monitoring all others listed below) 

  • State of Florida
  • Statewide Well Permit Application.pdf
  • Affidavit of Authorization
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)
  • Site Plan - A plan-view drawing, drawn to scale or with actual dimensions noted, of the subject property and the surrounding area, which locates the water source and system, existing and proposed major contaminant sources within one thousand (1,000) feet of existing or proposed major contaminant sources within two-hundred (200) feet of the slope of land between the water and contaminant sources, and the location of existing and proposed structures on the property. The site plan shows all easements encumbering the property.

  • Replacement Well Form, if applicable

  • Vegetation Permit for Sanibel or Exemption from City of Sanibel attached to submittal
  • Vegetation Permit see contact list below for All Municipalities please attach exemption or a copy of the Vegetation Permit with submittal.  Vegetation permit is required for barrier islands, parcel over 5 acres, commercial zoned, industrial zoning, if you are not sure contact Holly @ 239-533-8522
  • ​Vegetation Removal Permit - Includes the following types:

    • ​​​Indigenous Maintenance
    • ​Notice of Clearing
    • ​​Clearing for Single-Family
    • ​​Single Tree
    • ​Clearing for Soil Boring and Wells
    • ​Vegetation Permit​
  • Florida Health Department Form  http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/drinking-water/_documents/operapp_fillable.pdf
  • Lee County Property Appraiser Property Data Sheet  (Parcel Detail Sheet first page only required for all submittals)


Additional Documentation Requirements by Permit Type
 

​type of well projectPurpose/useadditional required documents

​Domestic Well

  • ​single family
  • duplex with multiple wells
  • multi-family
  • replacement
  • Engineer Drawn Site Plan or see site plan under required documents above 
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)
  • Water Use permit for Multi-Family Well or no Building Permit
  • Copy of Building Permit
  • Replacement Well form if replacement

Domestic Irrigation

  • ​single family
  • Single Family Parcel/Lot

 

  • ​Site plan (Please see site plan under required documents above)
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form
  • South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) permit or written approval for vacant parcel/lot
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)

 

​Commercial Irrigation Well

  • commercial
  • industrial
  • Water Use Permit (WUP) number and copy of WUP
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)
  • Site Plan (Please see site plan under required documents above)

​Agricultural Irrigation Well 

  • agricultural
  • Water Use Permit (WUP) number and copy of WUP
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)
  • Site Plan (Please see site plan under required documents above )

​ Other - Single Family Fire Well

  • ​single family
  • duplex
  • multi-family
  • ​Fire well engineering design calculations for fire suppression system water demand in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)

Commercial/ Industrial (Fire Well)

  • ​commercial
  • farm

 

  • ​Fire well engineering design calculations for fire suppression system water demand in accordance with NFPA
  • Water Use Permit (WUP) number and copy of WUP
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)

​Test Well

  • ​commercial
  • farm
  • Water Use Permit (WUP) number and copy of WUP (cover page & table “A”)
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form
  • Approval from South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC)

​Monitor Well

  • Industrial
  • commercial
  • Farm
  • ​Site plan indicating  Monitor well(s) location(s)
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form

Test Boring/

​Geotechnical Boring

(to be abandoned within one week of construction)

  • ​single family
  • duplex
  • multi-family
  • commercial
  • farm
  • Lee County Test Boring Permit Application showing correct proposed piezometer well(s) construction details
  • Site plan indicating proposed piezometer well(s) location(s)
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form

 

Public Water/​Limited Use Community Public Water Supply Well

  • ​commercial
  • replacement

​Geo-Thermal Injection Well


Geo-Thermal Withdraw


 

  • commercial/residential

​Elevator Shaft Drilling & Grouting

  • all
  • Two completed Lee County Elevator Shaft Permit Applications (Drilling & Grouting)
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form

 

​Existing Well Inspections

  • all
  • ​Lee County Existing Well Application Site plan sketch indicating existing well location & nearby septic system(s)
  • Affidavit of Authorization Form only if you are not the owner of parcel

CONTACT FOR VETATATION PERMITS

Agency NameNumberEmail
Lee CountyBrody Griffen
239-533-8522
BGriffen@leegov.com
City of Bonita SpringsLaura Gibson239-444-6142lgibson@cityofbonitaspringscd.org
City of Ft. MyersCheryl Riccobono
239-321-7994criccobonno@cityftmyers.com
City of SanibelJoel Caouette
239-472-3700 ex. 342Joel.Caouette@mysanibel.com
Village of EsteroLisa Reitbauer
239-319-2831reitbauer@estero-fl.gov
Town of Ft. Myers BeachChadd Chustz
239-462-8127Chadd.Chustz@fmbgov.com

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