Forms

Most forms used by the District may be filled out and submitted on-line (Using Internet Explorer only at this time).  However; applications will not be fully processed until the appropriate application fee has been received. Submitting the forms on-line can increase the speed and accuracy of the process by eliminating the need to interpret handwritten entries and smudged faxes. Each form you submit on-line will generate an “Application Received” acknowledgement that will be sent to the email address you provide on the form.

The Applications for Groundwater Certificate Replacement and Acknowledgement of District Regulatory Requirements require special handling and must be downloaded, completed, and mailed to the district office.

HGSD Online forms are only 100% Compatible with Internet Explorer. Other web browsers are not supported. If you have problems with Internet Explorer load your browser without add-ins and try again. There is absolutely an issue with Google Chrome browser and it will not work with these forms, other browsers may work but are not guaranteed. If you experience problems with the online form please email us at info@subsidence.org

If this is your first time to get a permit for your water well, click here and take a few moments to review the steps involved.

Registering a Well

All wells have to be registered prior to drilling.

Application for Renewal of Water Well Permit

Used to renew your permit term for the next permit term. We will automatically send you a renewal form approximately 4 months prior to the end of your current permit term. NOTE: If you wish to submit the form on-line, you must fill it in using the information from the form we send you.

Submit this form and fee within seven (7) days to the above address for each well. The application fee is $60.00 ($240.00 for wells that have not been drilled).

PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Application for New Well Permit (Well has not been drilled)

(Includes form for emergency applications) Use this form only if the well has not yet been drilled.

Submit this form for each well system. Send an application fee of $240.00 for each well to be permitted to the above address within seven (7) days.  If this is an emergency application, you must also include the following information and a fee of  $500.00 for each well to the above address.

Emergency Application Only

Application for Emergency Permit – A new well application has previously been filed.

Submit this form for each aggregate well system. Send an application fee of $500.00 for Emergency applications for each well within seven (7) days to the above address.

Original Application of an Existing Well

Use this form if the well has already been drilled, but has never been permitted.

Submit this form for each aggregate well system. Send an application fee of $240.00 for each well within seven (7) days to the above address.

Previously Permitted

Use this form if the well was permitted sometime in the past but does not have a current permit term.

Submit this form for each aggregate well system. Send an application fee of $85.00 for each previously permitted well within seven (7) days to the above address.

AMENDING A CURRENT PERMIT

Allocation Increase

You require more water than the amount for which you initially applied. NOTE: You must submit this application and have a new permit issued before you exceed your permitted allocation.

Submit one application form and fee within seven (7) days to the above address for each aggregate well system to be permitted. The application fee is $75.00 for each well.

RULE 5.4 – A PERMIT AMENDMENTS

Permit Amendment Increasing Authorized Withdrawal: It is a violation of these rules to pump any amount of water over the amount authorized by permit. Permit amendments to increase the authorized withdrawal must be filed before any overpumpage occurs.

  1. Submission of Application: An application by a permit holder for a permit amendment increasing maximum authorized withdrawal must be submitted prior to the withdrawal of the amount currently permitted.
  2. Basis for Amendment: An applicant for a permit amendment increasing authorized withdrawal must present sufficient evidence that: (i) due to circumstances beyond the control of the applicant, the amount of withdrawal originally authorized is inadequate; and (ii) no suitable surface water is immediately available to the applicant.
  3. Action for Request: The General Manager may rule on any application for increased withdrawal in an amount up to but not exceeding twenty million gallons or 25 percent of the initially authorized withdrawal, whichever is greater, without notice, hearing, or further action by the Board. Once a ruling is made by the General Manager, notice of the ruling shall be served upon the applicant. Any applicant may appeal the General Manager’s ruling by filing a written request for hearing within ten business days of the date of service of the General Manager’s decision. If a written request for hearing is filed, or if the application for increased withdrawal is for an amount greater than twenty million gallons and 25 percent of the initially authorized withdrawal, notice shall be issued and a hearing conducted in the manner prescribed for permit issuance.
  4. Permit Fee: The permit fee to be assessed for any additional withdrawal granted will be at the permit fee rate in effect at the time of issuance of the amended permit multiplied by the additional withdrawal granted.

Allocation Decrease

You do not require the amount of water for which you initially applied. NOTE: This can only be used prior to payment of the Permit Fee. If the Permit Fee has already been paid, use the Rebate form at the end of the permit term.

Submit one application form and fee within seven (7) days to the above address for each aggregate well system to be permitted. The application fee is $75.00 for each well.

RULE 5.4 - B PERMIT AMENDMENTS

Permit Amendment Decreasing Authorized Withdrawal:

An application by a permit holder for a permit amendment decreasing the authorized withdrawal must be made prior to payment, or to the due date for payment, of the current permit fee, whichever is earlier. The General Manager may grant such an amendment without notice, hearing, or further action by the Board.

Application for Transfer of Ownership

Use this form if you no longer own the well in question.

Submit one application form and fee within seven (7) days to the above address for each aggregate well system to be permitted. The application fee is $25.00 for each well.

Rule 5.4-C Permit Amendments

Permit Amendment to Transfer Ownership of the Permit: An application to amend the permit to change the name of the permittee must be made within 90 calendar days of the change in ownership of the permitted well. The General Manager may grant such an amendment without notice, hearing, or further action by the Board

REBATES

Application For Permit Fee Rebate

Use this to receive a rebate of your Permit Fee for an unused portion of your allocation after your permit term has ended. NOTE: Must be submitted within 90 days after the term expires.

  • Submit one application form and fee within seven (7) days to the above address for each aggregate well system. The application fee is $75.00 for each well. The form and fee must also be received within ninety (90) days after the termination date of the permit(s) to be considered for a rebate.
  • The District will not consider rebates of less than $100.00.
  • A water meter must be installed and operating for the entire withdrawal period in accordance with Section 8 of the Rules of the District if a rebate is requested.
  • If the well(s) is for public supply, the ratio of water sold or otherwise accounted for to the total water produced, must be at least 85% during the permit term.

Application for Groundwater Credit Rebate

To be used after your permit term has expired, to receive the unused portion of your groundwater credits. NOTE: Must be submitted within 90 days after the term expires.

Submit one application form and fee within seven (7) days to the above address for each aggregate well system. The application fee is $25.00 for each well. The form and fee must also be received within ninety (90) days after the termination date of the permit(s) to be considered for a rebate.

Application for Over-Conversion Credit

To be used after your permit term has expired, for permittees in Regulatory Area 3 who exceed the District’s groundwater reduction requirements.

Submit one application form to the above address for each aggregate well system. The form must be received within ninety (90) days after the termination date of the permit(s) to be considered for a rebate. A water meter must be installed and operating on both the groundwater and alternative water supplies for the entire withdrawal period in accordance with the Rules of the District and the Board’s Area 3 Over-Conversion Credit Policy.

Application for Disincentive Fee Rebate

 

  • Submit one application form and fee within seven (7) days to the above address for each aggregate well system. The application fee is $75.00for each well. The form and fee must be received within ninety (90) calendar days after the termination date of the permit(s) to be considered for a rebate.
  • A water meter must be installed and operating for the entire withdrawal period in accordance with Section 8 of the Rules of the District if a rebate is requested.

OTHER FORMS AND REPORTS YOU MAY NEED

Affidavit of Meter Calibration Test is required as follows:

  • Meter Diameter is less than 6 inches – Every 3 years
  • Meter Diameter is 6 inches or greater – Every year
  • PD (Positive Displacement) Type meters, all sizes – As required.

Meter Calibration Companies that use Approved Testing Methods

Log in for Meter Testing Companies Only

Annual Report for Calendar Year

Submit this form for each well covered by a Water Well Permit. Where wells have been permitted for aggregate withdrawal, only one form per aggregation need be completed.

Meter Card Report

Used for reporting meter readings as required by the District (Rule 8.7).

MAIL IN FORMS

Do NOT email these forms

Application for Groundwater Certificate Replacement

For replacement of a lost Groundwater Certificate (this form must be signed and notarized).

Acknowledgment of District Regulatory Requirements

This form must be signed and MAILED or hand carried to the District. Faxed or emailed forms will not be accepted

Contact HGSD

Harris-Galveston Subsidence District
1660 West Bay Area Blvd
Friendswood, TX 77546-2640
Voice : (281) 486-1105
Fax: (281) 218-3700

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on State Holidays.

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