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Oregon Well Driller



The Oregon Well Driller is a $10,000.00 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 $10,000 well driller bond for licensed Oregon 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 Oregon, Any person who constructs, alters, or abandons monitoring wells for another person shall have a Monitoring Well Constructor License. No person shall advertise services to construct, alter, abandon or convert wells, offer to enter or enter into a contract with another person or public agency to construct, alter, abandon or convert a well for such other person, cause any well construction, alteration, abandonment or conversion to be performed under such a contract or operate well drilling machinery without possessing a water well constructors license therefor in good standing issued by the Water Resources Department, along with their $10,000 surety bond to be in compliance with ORS 537.505 to 537.795.

What is the well driller bond?

The $10,000 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 Oregon well driller bond is also known as: Oregon well drilling contractor bond, Oregon pump installer bond, and Utah well installer bond.

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

Upon fulfillment of all the requirements set out in subsection (3) of this section, the department shall issue the applicant a water well constructors license in a form prescribed by the department. The license may be issued for a period of two years. A water well constructors license shall expire on June 30 or on such date as may be specified by department rule.

I have everything I need. What now?

Oregon well drillers will submit the original signed bond form to the Oregon Water Resources Department at the following address:

Oregon Water Resources Department

725 Summer St. NE

Salem, OR 97301

The Oregon Water Resources Department can be reached by phone at (503) 986-1271.

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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) 452-2663 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 (503) 253-1353. We can get you started right away!


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