46-6-9 Well driller license--Fee--Issuance.
Well driller license--Fee--Issuance.
Any well driller, before doing any well drilling
and before contracting for any such work, shall first secure and thereafter maintain a license. The
words "South Dakota Licensed Well Driller No." shall be plainly displayed at a conspicuous place
on the premises where the work is being conducted. The fee for the license is two hundred dollars
for a resident, and three hundred dollars for a nonresident. The same amounts shall be paid each
calendar year for renewal of the license. A resident is any person whose primary residence is located
in South Dakota and has not claimed residency in any other state within ninety days of filing an
application to become licensed. The fee shall be paid to the Department of Environment and Natural
Resources and deposited with the state treasurer in the environment and natural resources fee fund
established in § 1-40-30. The license shall be issued pursuant to the procedures contained in chapter
46-2A. No license may be issued unless the applicant is experienced and knowledgeable in good well
construction methods. The Water Management Board shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 establishing qualifications for well drillers.
Source: SL 1955, ch 431, § 1; SDC Supp 1960, § 61.0415; SL 1977, ch 365; SL 1981, ch 317; SL
1983, ch 314, § 98; SL 1993, ch 256, § 59; SL 2009, ch 13, § 9.