MDE licenses

68 Licenses

Waterworks and Waste System Operator Certification

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

This certification helps to protect public health and the environment by setting minimum education, experience, and examination standards that applicants must satisfy. It is required for operators and/or superintendents of water treatment plants, water distribution systems, wastewater treatment plants, wastewater collection systems, certain pretreatment facilities that discharge to sanitary sewers, or industrial wastewater facilities.

Valid for up to 3 years Last revised : No Date
45 days Approval time
$50-$100 Application cost
15-20 mins Average completion time

Well Construction Permit

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

To ensure a clean and adequate supply of underground drinking water, the State carries out programs to prevent contamination of aquifers from improper well construction and well abandonment. A well construction permit (3.15) is required before installing any well that will explore for water, obtain or monitor ground water, or inject water into any underground formation from which ground water may be produced. The well construction permit is obtained by the well driller from the local health department.  

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
30 days Approval time
$160 Application cost
15-20 mins Average completion time

Well Driller License

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

A well driller license is required if you intend to make a hole into the ground for the purpose of either transferring water or heat to or from the ground, or obtaining aquifer data or  intent to install or repair any equipment that is necessary to draw or purify water from a cased borehole.

Valid for up to 2 years Last revised : No Date
6 months Approval time
$50-$150 Application cost
15-20 mins Average completion time

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