Description of menu items:
Application Pages (in order):
- Home: List of all permits for this user, organized by current status.
This is the default page after login. You may select the "Copy" link to copy data
from an old permit into a new permit. Draft permits that have not yet been paid
for can be deleted. Currently active permits can be viewed in a printable format
suitable for documentation purposes.
- My Account: Edit basic account information, such as address, name,
and contact information.
- Apply: Create a new permit application.
- Help: This page.
- Change Password: Change your account password.
- Security Question: Change your account security question (used
during password resets).
- Basitc Information: Allows the user to select basic information,
such as permit type, requested start date, and purpose, as well as other information.
- Locations: The user must input at least one area of use and one
well location (for groundwater permits) or diversion point (for stream/surface water
permits). After selecting the location, the user will be asked to provide supporting
documentation for each location.
- Supporting Documentation: After inputting a location, the user
will be asked to upload a scanned or electronic document detailing information for
each permit. In some circumstances, this documentation is not required, but can
be uploaded to help speed the processing of a permit or if the applicant believes
it necessary for the permit record. In some cases, the OWRB may request additional
documentation. Details about what documentation is necessary are provided on this
page, and alternative methods (fax, U.S. Postal Service Physical Mail) are detailed
on this page as well, should the applicant not have access to electronic records.
- Summary: Before payment, a summary of the permit is provided, including
location information and supporting documentation. Please confirm all information
is correct before making payment.
- Payment: Please provide payment on these sets of pages.
- Receipt: A printable receipt is provided after payment when the
permit enters "pending" status.
- Printable Permits: By selecting the permit number link (only available
on the Active permits section), a printable version of the permit will be produced
to allow for hard copy records on site or to provide proof of documentation.
OAC 785:30-5-4 – A provisional temporary permit is a nonrenewable permit granted
by and at the discretion of the Executive Director. The permit is only effective
for a period not to exceed 90 days and is subject to cancellation at any time during
its term. No hearings are held, no application notice or data is published and no
notice to surface estate owners is required on applications for this type of permit.
The application may be approved and the permit may be issued summarily and immediately
upon administrative approval where it appears from the verified application and
supporting material filed therewith that the permit issuance conditions described
in 82 O.S. 1981, Sections 1020.9 and 1020.11(D) are satisfied and that wells spacing
distances, as specified in OAC 785:30-3-6, and other conditions as may be required
by the Board, are met. On applications in which the applicant is not the surface
owner of the lands upon which the water well is to be located, the applicant must
satisfy the requirements of 82 O.S. 1981, Section 1020.11(D) and OAC 785:30-3-1(b).
Provisional temporary permit holders are required to notify the Board in writing
within 30 days after expiration of their permit as to the disposition of the well
covered under the permit. Issuance of a provisional temporary permit does not give
the permit holder any permanent right to use groundwater.
OAC 785:20-7-1(e) – A provisional temporary permit authorizes an appropriation of
water in an amount and from a source approved by the Board. A provisional temporary
permit is granted by the Board’s Executive Director for a period not to exceed 90
days, is non-renewable, does not vest in the holder any permanent right and is subject
to cancellation at any time within its term. It is not necessary to hold a hearing,
publish application data or notify adjacent downstream domestic or appropriative
users prior to consideration of this type of permit. The permit may be issued summarily
and immediately at the discretion of and upon administrative approval by the Executive
Director. A provisional temporary permit may be issued only where the verified application
and supporting materials filed therewith show that the use will not interfere with
domestic or prior appropriative users, economic hardship will occur if the permit
is not granted, and the applicant owns, leases or has the written consent of the
respective landowners to use lands at the point of diversion or lands for placement
of water lines or other appurtenances related to use of the water.