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The Water Resources Agency manages, protects, stores and conserves water resources in Monterey County for beneficial and environmental use, while minimizing damage from flooding to create a safe and sustainable water supply for present and future generations.


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MCWRA charges fees for the review of well permit applications, well impact assessments, and maintenance of a well database for Monterey County, as described in Article XI of the Monterey County Fee Resolution. These fees are charged in addition to well permitting fees charged by the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau (EHB). In order to streamline the well permit application process, EHB collects fees from applicants on behalf of MCWRA when a permit application is submitted.

MCWRA collects fees for review of certain well permit applications in Zone 2C and additional areas of Monterey County, inclusive of the jurisdiction of the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency.

MCWRA collects fees for conducting domestic and high capacity well impact assessments throughout Monterey County.

A description of Monterey County Well Permit Application Fees can be found here.


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Monterey County Water Resources Agency
1441 Schilling Pl., North Bldg., Salinas, CA 93901

    Phone (831) 755-4860   |   FAX (831) 424-7935   |   After Hours (831) 796-1166

Email: OfficeassistantII@co.monterey.ca.us