Forms and Permits

Groundwater Quality 

Groundwater Quantity

No new irrigated acres are allowed in the Central Platte Natural Resources District without offsetting other irrigated acres and an approved variance from the board of directors. 

May 24, 2018  The Central Platte Natural Resources District implemented a 180-day temporary stay, effective immediately, on new wells and new irrigated acres to update the acre transfer tool used for the Groundwater Quantity Management Program. The board of directors approved the temporary stay at their regularly scheduled meeting to allow staff to implement new depletion numbers determined by the Cooperative Hydrology Study (COHYST)  Groundwater Model.

Well Registration

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 the 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. Failure to register water wells is a Class IV misdemeanor under Nebraska law. If you have any questions about well registrations visit or contact NDNR’s main office: (402) 471-2363 or any of the field offices.

Well Permits

Change of Ownership
Municipal Well
Replacement Well
Supplemental Well
Expedited Supplemental Groundwater Well Permit

General Forms

  • Transfer Irrigated Acres (Forms Accepted September 1-March 1)  Transfer Request Form
  • Variance Request to Rules & Regulations of the CPNRD  Appeal Form
  • 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