Forms & Regulations
U.S. Citizenship Form*NOTE: Each person submitting a form to the NRD must also submit this Citizenship Form! Form 13-Nebraska Resale or Exempt Sale: Certificate | Instructions

  • Rules & Regulations for Groundwater Use in Fully & Over Appropriated Areas
  • Groundwater Quality Management Plan | Nitrogen Management Report Form | Contact: Sandy Noecker
  • Groundwater Quantity Management Plan- includes Rules & Regulations for Fully & Overappropriated Areas
  • Integrated Management Plan with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources



    No new irrigated acres are allowed in the Central Platte NRD without offsetting other irrigated acres and an approved variance from the District.

    Information on Waterbank Contact: Luke Zakrzewski | Angela Warner | Dan Clement


  • Current Nebraska laws require that all water wells be registered with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR). Exceptions to the law include test holes in existence for 10 days or less, dewatering wells with intended use of 90 days or less, and domestic/livestock wells completed prior to Sept. 9, 1993.
  • Water Well Contractors are responsible for filling the well registration information for newly constructed water wells with NDNR within 60 days of well completion. Well owners are responsible for registering existing wells that have not been previously registered with NDNR. Registration forms and information are available at DNR's offices and on theirwebsite. Failure to register water wells is a Class IV misdemeanor under Nebraska law. If you have any questions about well registrations, contact NDNR's main office at: 1-402-999-9999 or any of the five field offices.
  • Search the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Well Registration InformationHere | DNR Forms Here


  • Well and Transfer Applications
  • New Well Permit
  • Surface Water to Groundwater Well Permit 
  • Expedited Supplemental Groundwater Water Well
  • Supplemental to Surface Water Well Permit
  • Municipal Well Permit
  • Industrial Well Permit
  • Domestic Well (Over 50 GPM) Permit
  • Transfer Location of Groundwater Use Water Well Permit
  • Replacement Well Permit 
  • Change of Ownership
  • *Well Decommissioning: Application Cost share is available to decommission some wells. Cost Share Information | Contact: Kelly Cole