Jackson County Health Department

Promoting Health, Preventing Illness, Protecting our Environment and Preparing for Emergencies

What are the requirements for installing a private water well or closed-loop well?

What are the requirements for installing a private water well or closed-loop well?

Installers of private water wells and closed-loop (geothermal) wells must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  A permit must be obtained from the Jackson County health Department prior to installing the well. 

Click here for the water well application form and here for the closed-loop well application form.  Call the Environmental Health Division at 618-684-3143 ext. 128 for permit fees.  The Jackson County Well Ordinance provides more details on well installation requirements.   

 

 

 

 415 Health Department Road

Murphysboro, IL 62966

Monday - Thursday 8AM - 5PM

Closed Fridays

 

 

 

 618-684-3143

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