The Oregon Water Well Contractors Bond is a type of surety bond  required by the Oregon Water Resources Department (WRD) for anyone who wants to construct, alter, convert, or abandon water supply wells in the state.Oregon Water Well Contractors Bond This includes:

  • Licensed water well constructors: Individuals or companies holding a valid Oregon water well constructor’s license.
  • Landowners constructing their own wells: In some cases, landowners without a license can construct their own well, but a bond is still required.

The bond amount is calculated as follows:**

  • Simple wells: $5,000 for projects like domestic wells with depths under 200 feet and involving standard construction methods.
  • Intermediate wells: $10,000 for more complex projects like deeper wells (200-500 feet), irrigation wells, or those using specialized techniques.
  • Complex wells: $20,000 for high-complexity projects such as wells exceeding 500 feet, industrial wells, or those requiring significant environmental considerations.

**If Licensed for under 5 years may face a higher bond amount at the WRD’s discretion, aiming for additional financial protection from potential issues with less experienced contractors. 

The cost of the Oregon Water Well Contractors Bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

How to Get an Oregon Water Well Contractors Bond

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Oregon Water Well Contractors Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
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Step by Step Guide to Obtaining an Oregon Water Well Contractors license

Obtaining an Oregon Water Well Contractors license involves several steps, but with the right preparation and dedication, it’s achievable! Here’s a breakdown of the process:

  1. Eligibility Requirements:
    • Age: Must be at least 18 years old.
    • Education: Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Experience: Have at least one year of verifiable experience working under the supervision of a licensed water well contractor.
    • Pass the Licensing Exam: Successfully complete the Oregon Water Well and Monitoring Well Constructor Examination administered by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).
  1. Application Process:
    • Complete the Application Form: Download and submit the application form through the Oregon Water Resources Department (WRD) website.
    • Gather Required Documents:
      • Proof of citizenship or legal immigration status
      • Driver’s license
      • Proof of education
      • Proof of experience
      • Passing score on the NGWA exam
      • Certificate of Liability Insurance
      • Oregon Water Well Contractors Bond
  1. Fees:
    • Application fee: $200
    • Exam fee: $100.
  2. Submitting the Application:
    • Mail the completed application packet with all required documents and fees to the WRD.
    • The WRD will review your application and may request additional information if needed.
    • If your application is approved, you will receive your license and can begin working as a licensed water well contractor in Oregon.

Additional Tips:

  • Start the application process early, as it can take several weeks to get your license.
  • Make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements before applying.
  • Gather all the required documentation in advance to avoid delays.
  • Study for the NGWA exam thoroughly to increase your chances of success.

Contact the WRD if you have any questions about the application process.


Remember, these are general guidelines, and it’s always recommended to consult the WRD for the latest requirements and updates.





How to Get Your Oregon Water Well Contractors Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

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