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 list of licensed well drillers can be found here. 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.