About This Website:
Nearly 1 million water
well records are accessible through this search program. There is
no charge for the access. Water well records contain construction
data on individual water wells (private residential, public water
supply wells irrigation wells, industrial wells, and test wells).
Most records are from 1965 through
1999. Historic records (those submitted
before the 1965 state legislation was passed which mandated submittal
of well records by water well drilling contractors) are also available.
This set of files may not
be complete. County or district health department files may contain
additional records that are not in these files.
To view these well records you will need to download Adobe
Acrobat. This is a free program.
How to Perform a Search:
Fill in the entry fields at the left. The minimum search criteria
are County, Township
or Town & Range
Use the pick lists to select the County
and Township. To minimize search errors, the township
names are linked to the corresponding county, and the town & range numbers
are linked to the township names.
You can also enter the town and range numbers by typing them
into the separate Town and Range
Type in the Section number (between
1 and 36) where the well is located.
When you have completed entering the well location data, click on Select
to complete the search.
Once the well record file has been retrieved, click on the
link to retrieve the well records. The file link will appear under the heading
"File Name and Size". An example of a link is shown below:
03N02W13 INGHAM.pdf 1446.6 kb
(Town 03N, Range 02W, Section 13, Ingham County, File size = 1446.6 kb)
- The location information for your property
can be found on your deed or property tax bill. County maps and
plat books are also helpful.
- Some of the well records in the database are
oil and gas well records. These two page records may contain some
useful geological data.
- Older well records with limited location description
(Town and Range) have been scanned into a Historic
Records file, and those records
with missing or inaccurate locational information have been scanned
into an Unverified Records
file. These files are also available in the search results.
- To begin a new search, click on the back
button and enter new search criteria.
How to Print Well Records:
- Determine which well records you want to print.
This is done by using the black arrow buttons at the top or bottom
of the Adobe menu bar.
- Click on the print button, and select print
all, print the current page only or print a range of pages.