how to find my: “55-…..” well permit number
In Arizona, all water wells are assigned a number. Each of these well numbers begins with the number 55. To find your well’s 55 number go to the Arizona Department of Water Resource’s Website and search using a few different methods.
In order to find your well’s 55 number you need to know one of the following:
Well Registry Number, or
Well Owner’s Name, or
Location of the Well: Township/Range, Cadastral, Basin, or Subbasin.
assessor parcel number (apn)- how to find
An Assessor Parcel Number (APN) is a unique number assigned to each parcel of land by a county tax assessor. The APN is based on formatting codes depending on the home’s location. The local government uses APNs to identify and keep track of land ownership for property tax purposes.
To find your Arizona property’s APN, go to the local county assessor’s website and search by your address. There you can see information regarding your APN, lot size, home type, property tax history, and sale price history.
Synonyms include; Assessor’s Identification Number (AIN), County Assessor’s Parcel I.D., Property Identification Number (PIN), Property Account Number, Tax Account Number
- Maricopa County Parcel Search: Maricopa County Assessor’s Office.
- Pinal County Parcel Search: Pinal County Assessor’s Office.
- Navajo County Parcel Search: Navajo County Assessor’s Office.
- Coconino County Parcel Search: Coconino County Assessor’s Office.
how to find the well’s legal description
can i register a shared well in my name, even if the well is not on my property?
No. A water well can only be registered in the name of the owner of the property where the well is located.
does a well share agreement need to be recorded with the aDWR?
No. Not only is it not a requirement to record your well share agreement with the Arizona Department of Water Resources they do not oversee shared well agreements at all!
A well share agreement does not have to be recorded anywhere, however, it is good practice to record the agreement with the county recorder in which the well is located. For example, if the shared well is located in Maricopa County then the well share agreement should be recorded with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
Additionally, it is wise to record the well share agreement with the Arizona Department of Water Resources. The benefit to recording the agreement with them is that it is placed into the well’s file and then it can be retrieved at some future date.
are well share agreements mandatory?
No, in Arizona, well share agreements are not required. In fact, shared wells are completely unregulated by any State entity. So, while it is unwise to share a water well without a written agreement it is not a violation of a state statute or ordinance.
must i record my well share agreement with the county recorder’s office?
No, well share agreements in Arizona are completely unregulated and so there is not a requirement that they must be recorded with the county recorder and or recorded with the Arizona Department of Water Resources. However, recording the agreement with both organizations is a wise decision.
without a well share agreement can i be denied water?
Yes. Parties without a proper well share agreement can be denied water. Some people may say, I do not need a formal well share agreement because I’m friendly with my neighbor and we have a verbal agreement. But what if your friendly neighbor moves? Will you still have a legal right to the water? No. The new owners do not have any obligation to share well water with you.
If you have additional questions about shared well agreements then contact the Dunaway Law Group at 480-702-1608 or Clint@DunawayLG.com.