A permit from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is required for the installation, drilling, replacement or operation of a water well, water well pump or well pumping equipment used to supply water to buildings in New York City. There are two types of Well Categories: Potable (drinking) and Non-Potable (not for drinking) Wells. One application is used for both types of permits.
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Office of Public Health Engineering/Building Water Supply
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City,
Phone: (718) 310-2850
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Well Water Permit