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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Licensing Requirements

Water Well Contractors and Pump Installers working in New Hampshire are required to be licensed and display a 4x6 inch decal on both sides of their drilling equipment and/or service trucks designating the year the license is validated. The decal features the New Hampshire state seal and the words "Licensed New Hampshire Water Well Contractor" or "Licensed New Hampshire Pump Installer" adjacent to their license number.

General Information, Qualifications, Application Procedure, Fees

Information on obtaining a water well contractor or pump installer license is available below:

Finding a Licensed Well or Pump Contractor

Access NHDES's OneStop Data Retrieval Water Well Contractors Query to obtain a list of licensed water well contractors or pump installers in your area; or if you are looking for a contractor for a particular type of well construction; or if you are checking on the license status of a company or individual.


Written examinations are given at the Department of Environmental Services, Health and Human Services Building, 29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95, Concord, NH. As part of the approval process, applicants will be notified, in writing, of the time and date the examination is scheduled.

Persons planning to take an exam must submit a license application to the NH Water Well Board with the appropriate (application, exam, and license) fees. The Board must receive applications at least 30 days prior to the exam date.

Exams for applicants are scheduled on the following dates:

  • January 9, 2020
  • February 20, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • June 25, 2020
  • August 27, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • January 7, 2021

All regularly scheduled exams begin at 9:00 a.m.



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NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
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