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South Carolina Well Driller



The South Carolina Well Driller is a $25,000.00 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 $25,000 South Carolina well driller bond for licensed South Carolina 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 South Carolina, 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 $25,000 surety bond in compliance with section 40-23-320 of the South Carolina Statutes. "Driller" means any person who engages in drilling or drilling operations and the installation of pumps and pumping equipment. Driller shall not include a person who only installs, services, and repairs pumps and pumping equipment.

What is the well driller bond?

The $25,000 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. No person may engage, or offer to engage, in the drilling of wells for which he does not possess a license of the proper well drilling category and class.

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

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

Well drilling licenses will be issued in one of three well drilling categories-environmental, coastal, and rock and in one of four classes-Class 'D', Class 'C', Class 'B', and Class 'A'. A class 'A' licensee is authorized to practice in all three well drilling categories. No person may engage, or offer to engage, in the drilling of wells for which he does not possess a license of the proper well drilling category and class.

Class 'D'

  • 1. Be at least eighteen years of age

  • 2. Submit an application and pay prescribed fees

  • 3. Furnish proof of a surety bond in accordance with Section 40-23-280 in an amount of at least twenty-five thousand dollars

  • 4. Pass a written examination

  

Class 'C'

  • 1. Pass a written examination

  • 2. Complete at least one year experience as an apprentice well driller, primarily spent in installing wells of the well category for which Class 'C' status is sought

  • 3. Possess the necessary drilling equipment or present to the board sufficient evidence to show the applicant has access to the use of this equipment at any time the applicant needs it

  • 4. Furnish proof of a surety bond in accordance with Section 40-23-280 in an amount of at least twenty-five thousand dollars

  

Class 'B'

  • 1. Pass a written examination

  • 2. Possess the necessary drilling equipment or present to the board sufficient evidence to show the applicant has access to the use of this equipment at any time the applicant needs it

  • 3. Furnish proof of a surety bond in accordance with Section 40-23-280 in an amount of at least twenty-five thousand dollars

  

Class 'A'

  • 1. Pass a written examination

  • 2. Complete at least one year of experience as a Class 'D' and two years of experience as a Class 'C' or Class 'B' well driller in each of the three well drilling categories

  • 3. Possess the necessary drilling equipment or present to the board sufficient evidence to show the applicant has access to the use of this equipment at any time the applicant needs it

I have everything I need. What now?

South Carolina well drillers will submit the original signed bond form to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation at the following address:

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

P.O. Box 11329

Columbia, SC 29211

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation can be reached by phone at (803) 896-4300.

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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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