Water Rights Applications/Forms

To facilitate speedier service, it is always recommended that you call the District Office closest to you to make an appointment.

Forms can be downloaded from this page for:

Dam Safety, Metering and Well Driller forms can be found on the following pages:

If you have questions as to how to fill out any of the sections on an application, please contact the District Office that administers the groundwater basin or stream system in which the application is located.

Please note that three originals of documents are needed.

Ground Water Filing Forms and Fees

  WR-02D 1. Change of Ownership for Section 72-12-1 permit - Domestic & Livestock Wells   $ 2.00
  WR-02   Change of Ownership of a Water Rights (Other than Section 72-12-1 wells)   $ 2.00
  WR-01 2. Application to Appropriate or Supplement Domestic 72-12-1 Well (Use this form to apply for a new use, a replacement well, a supplemental well, or to repair or deepen an existing well)   $ 125.00
    3. Application to Repair or Deepen 72-12-1 Well   $ 75.00
    4. Application for Replacement 72-12-1 Well   $ 75.00
    5. Application to Change Purpose of Use 72-12-1 Well   $ 75.00
  6. Application for Stock Well and Temporary Permits   $ 5.00
  WR-05 7. Application to Appropriate Irrigation, Municipal or Commercial Use   $ 25.00
  WR-03 8. Declaration of Ownership of Water Right   $ 1.00
  WR-06 9. Application for Supplemental Non 72-12-1 Well   $ 25.00
  WR-06 10. Application to Change Place or Purpose of Use Non 72-12-1 Well   $ 25.00
  WR-06 11. Application to Change Point of Diversion and Place and/or Purpose of Use from Surface Water to Ground Water   $ 50.00
  WR-06 12. Application to Change Point of Diversion and Place and/or Purpose of Use from Ground Water to Ground Water   $ $50.00
  WR-06 13. Application to Change Point of Diversion of Non 72-12-1 Well   $ 25.00
  WR-04 14. Application to Repair or Deepen Non 72-12-1 Well   $ 5.00
  WR-07 15. Application for Permit to Drill a Well with No Water Right (Use this form to apply for exploratory, monitoring, dewatering, pollution control and/or recovery, or ground source heat pumps)   $ 5.00
  WR-13 16. Application for Extension of Time   $ 25.00
  WR-12 17. Proof of Application to Beneficial Use   $ 25.00
  WR-05 18. Notice of Intent to Appropriate   $ 25.00
  WR-11   Proof of Completion of Well     No Fee
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Surface Water Filing Forms and Fees

  WR-02 1. Change of Ownership of a Water Rights (Other than Section 72-12-1 rights)   $ 5.00
  WR-03   Declaration of Ownership of Water Right   $ 10.00
  WR-21-MRG 2. Declaration of Ownership of Water right of Surface Waters Perfected prior to 03/19/1907 In the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District   $ 10.00
  WR-06 4. Application to Change Point of diversion and Place and/or Purpose of Use from Surface Water to Surface Water   $ 200.00
  WR-06 5. Application to change Point of Diversion and Place and/or Purpose of Use from Ground Water to Surface Water   $ 200.00
  WR-06 6. Application to Change Point of Diversion   $ 100.00
  WR-06 7. Application to Change Place and/or Purpose of Use   $ 100.00
  WR-15 9. Notice of Intent to Make Formal Application for Permit to Appropriate Surface Waters   $ 25.00
  WR-24 10. Application for Extension of Time in which to Perfect an Appropriation of Surface Waters   $ 50.00
  WR-06 11. Additional Point of Diversion to a Surface Right   $ 100.00
    12. Return Flow Credit   $ 100.00
  WR-22 13. Proof of Completion of Works - Surface Works   $ 25.00
  WR-23 14. Proof of Application of Water to Beneficial Use - Surface Waters   $ 25.00
    15. Water Development Plan   $ 100.00
  lsw-02 16. Declaration of Livestock Water Impoundment   $ 10.00
  lsw-01 17. Application of Livestock Water Impoundment   $ 10.00

NOTE: The following attachments might be required by some of the application forms (the forms will indicate in the 'point of diversion sections' if one of these attachments is necessary).

  WR-08 1. Attachment 1 – Point of Diversion Descriptions - (Use to include additional points of diversion if more than one is being applied for)   N/A
  WR-09 2. Attachment 2 – Diversion and Storage Dam Information (Use if application involves a diversion dam, storage dam, main canal, and/or pipeline)   N/A
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Other Application Forms and Fees

  WR-USR   APPLICATION FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE AND RECOVERY (USR) PERMIT (NMSA 72-5A-1 through 72-5A-17 and 19.25.8 NMAC)   $ 5,000.00 plus $5.00 per acre-foot of the proposed annual storage capacity of the USR Project
  WR-02-ACK    Change of Ownership Acknowledgement Form
(This extra acknowledgement page can be used if additional entities need to sign for either an individual or a corporation)
    N/A
  WR-30   Notice of Intention to Drill Wells or Recomplete Existing Wells to Appropriate Nonpotable Groundwater from an Aquifer the Top of Which is at a Depth of 2500 Feet or More Pursuant to NMSA 1978 §§ 72-12-26 and 27   $ 25.00
  WR-31   Application for Permit to Change the Indoor Use from a Domestic Well Point of Diversion to a Mutual Domestic Water Users Association Wells(s)   $ 75.00 Per Move
  lsw-03   Statement of Completion of Construction of a Livestock Water Impoundment   No Fee
      Sample Affidavit - "To Accompany Emergency Surface or Ground Water Application"

 

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