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Kentucky Well Driller



The Kentucky Well Driller is a $5,000.00 bond. This bond is available in 1 year term.

Individuals who apply for a pump installer license as a well driller must meet certain qualifications and post a surety bond. 

The drilling, construction, deepening, repair, renovation, replacement, cleaning, development, abandonment, and pump installation/repair of the following well types, if greater than 30 feet deep, is regulated by the Administrative Rules for Water Wells and the applicable work must be completed by a licensed water well driller or licensed pump installer:

  • Private Water Production Wells (e.g., domestic, stockwater, irrigation, industrial, and commercial wells)

  • Public Water System Supply Wells

  • Recharge and Recovery Wells

  • Cathodic Protection Wells

  • Heating and Cooling Exchange Wells (Both closed-loop and open loop vertical systems)

  • Test Wells and Monitoring Wells, and Piezometers

  • Inclinometers and Dewatering Wells if they affect an established aquifer


Ashton Agency has a 99% approval rate and offers the $5,000 Kentucky well driller bond for licensed Kentucky well drillers at some of the most competitive rates available. Let us save you money!

Who needs the well driller bond?

In the State of Kentucky, professionals who operate well drilling or driving equipment, or engage in the drilling or driving of wells or a person who installs or repairs water well pumping equipment is required to obtain a $5,000 surety bond in compliance with KRS section 223.405 through 223.460. "Driller" means any person who engages in drilling or drilling operations and the installation of pumps and pumping equipment. "Water well driller" means a person who is qualified to engage in the drilling, alteration, or repair of a water well as defined in this chapter.

What is the well driller bond?

The $5,000 well driller bond protects the party requesting the surety bond, the Obligee, against any financial losses as a result of poor financial choices, damages, unethical decisions, or a failure to adhere to state and local laws on the part of you, the Principal. A performance bond or letter of credit shall be provided to the director by any water well contractor or driller for the conduct of drilling operations to ensure compliance with the procedures and standards contained in this part. As a guarantee that all applicable laws, rules, regulations and the terms of this bond will be observed and hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. This bond is effective upon receipt by the Department for Environmental Protection. 

The Kentucky well driller bond is also known as: Kentucky well drill bond, Kentucky pump installer bond, and Kentucky well installer bond.

What else do I need to obtain or renew my license?

(1) A driller shall be subject to disciplinary action if the driller:

  • (a) Practiced fraud or deception in obtaining a certificate or filing cabinet mandated reports;

  • (b) Did not use reasonable care or judgment in the performance of duties;

  • (c) Failed to apply knowledge in the performance of duties;

  • (d) Is incompetent, unable, or unwilling to properly perform duties; or

  • (e) Does not have bond and insurance required by KRS 223.430.

All certified water well drillers shall renew their certificates annually. Certificates shall be valid from the date of issuance until the following June 30. If an initial certificate is issued after May 1, it shall be effective until June 30 of the next calendar year. Certificates shall be renewed by July 1 of each year.

I have everything I need. What now?

Kentucky well drillers will submit the original signed bond form to the Kentucky Division of Water Well Drillers Program at the following address:

Department for Environmental Protection

Division of Water Well Drillers Program

200 Fair Oaks Lane, Fourth Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

The Division of Water Well Drillers Program can be reached by phone at (502) 564-3410.

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Only Ashton Agency can provide you with:

  • The lowest price for your water well driller bond.

  • Quickest turnaround time.

  • The ability to meet or beat any competitor's pricing.

Many companies offer the well driller bond, but by contacting the Ashton Agency, you can be sure you'll be getting the best price available, not to mention our stellar customer service and insider knowledge of the industry. We've been helping dealers get bonded for more than 45 years. Let us put that experience to work for you today!

Call us now at (800) 451-4854 for a free quote and we will contact you within 24 hours. We can assist you over the phone to ensure you receive your bond quickly and easily!

Don't have time to speak on the phone? Please fill out our easy online application and fax to (407) 678-2468. We can get you started right away!


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