Water Rights Applications and Forms
Due to the Pandemic the Office of the State Engineer will not be accepting cash at any of their District Office’s. Only checks or money orders will be accepted at this time. Also, please do not mail in cash. Thank You for your cooperation.
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:
- Ground Water Filing Forms and Fees
- Surface Water Filing Forms and Fees
- Other applications or forms
- NMOSE Preparedness Checklist for commonly filed documents
- OSE Water Use Complaint Form
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.
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).
Other Application Forms and Fees
|Form #||Description||Filing Fee|
|WR-ERO||Notice of Intention to Construct Erosion/Flood Control Impoundment||N/A|
|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)
|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|
|NOI Deep Well Flowchart|
|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|