Department of Water Resources

Water Rights

Water Rights Section of NDWR is responsible for reviewing and approving water rights applications, for new appropriations and for changes to existing water rights, as well as evaluating and responding to protests of applications, approving subdivision dedications for water quantity, evaluating domestic well credits and relinquishments, issuing certificates for permitted water rights, conducting field investigations, and processing requests for extensions of time for filing proofs of completion and proofs of beneficial use.