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North Dakota Well Driller



The North Dakota Well Driller is a $2,000.00 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 $2,000 North Dakota well driller bond for licensed North Dakota well drillers at some of the most competitive rates available. Let us save you money!

Who needs the well driller bond?

A person, partnership, association, or corporation may not engage in the business of water well construction, the installation of water well pumps, pitless units, or other appurtenances, or both, or drilling of geothermal systems, unless a ceritfied water well contractor, water well pump and pitless unit installer, or geothermal system driller is in charge. It is the responsibility of any person, partnership, association, or corporation engaged in the business of construction of water wells, the installation of water well pumps, pitless units, or other appurtenances, or both, or drilling of geothermal systems, to comply within the meaning of this chapter pursuant to North Dakota Century Code chapters 23-01, 43-35, and 61-28.1.

One year's experience as required by statute shall consist of 12 months of full time employment in drilling water wells under the direct supervision of a certified water well contractor, which experience shall have occurred during the three years immediately preceding the date of application, or suitable vocational training approved by the board. The board may, upon application and request, approve equivalent experience under a non-licensed water well driller if the experience was in a state other than North Dakota and if the board is satisfied that the experience was the equivalent of working under a certified water well contractor in North Dakota. Monitoring well contractors may qualify if they hold a bachelor's degree in Engineering or Geology. The board may certify other experience as equivalent as it finds appropriate. Certified monitoring well drillers are not certified to construct production wells.

What is the well driller bond?

The $2,000 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. By obtaining your bond, you are telling the Obligee that you can be trusted and that you stand by your business decisions.

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

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

Any person desiring to take the examination to become a certified water well or monitoring well contractor shall first have completed a minimum of one year apprenticeship or experience in water well drilling and construction under the direct supervision of a certified water well contractor or have completed a vocational school program of at least one year in water well construction and shall make application to the Board and pay to the board treasurer a nonrefundable examination fee.

I have everything I need. What now?

North Dakota well drillers will submit the original signed bond form to the North Dakota State Water Commission at the following address:

North Dakota State Water Commission

9000 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 770

Bismarck, ND 58505

The North Dakota State Water Commission can be reached by phone at (701) 328-2750.

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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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