Oil or Natural Gas Permit
A permit to drill, deepen, or plug back any well for oil, or gas, or metallic mineral production must be obtained, through application, from the Department of Natural Resources prior to commencement of operations. The application and permitting process is declared to be in the public interest according to Code of Iowa, Chapter 458A.1.
Code Citation IC 458A & IAC 565-51
Who Applies Any person or organization wanting to commence operations for the drilling of a well for oil or gas or the production of metallic minerals or to commence operations to deepen any well to a different geological formation.
When To Apply Any time of the year.
Initial Requirements Other requirements can be found in Iowa Administrative Code, Energy and Geological Resources  Chapter 51 Oil, Gas, and Metallic Minerals.
Duration Unless extended in writing by DNR, the permit expires in six months.
Processing Time Approximately two weeks.
Fee Structure The permit application for each well shall be accompanied by a fee of $50 and an organization report and bond must be on file with the Department of Natural Resources, or must accompany the application.
Renewal Requirements N/A
Additional Information Any person or organization wanting to commence operations for the drilling of a well for oil or gas or the production of metallic minerals or to commence operations to deepen any well to a different geological formation.
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