Water Rights Forms

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Update Water Right Records

Change in Owner's Address or Contact Information

Use this form to notify Nez Perce Tribe’s Water Resources Division of changes to your mailing address, email, or telephone number.

Change in Water Right Ownership

Use this form to notify Nez Perce Tribe’s Water Resources Division of a change in ownership for a water right.

Enforcement

Complaint of Illegal Diversion or Use of Water

Use this form to notify Nez Perce Tribe’s Water Resources Division of a potential illegal diversion or use of water.

New Permit Application

Application for Permit for Use of Tribal Water Rights

Use this form to apply for a new water right permit to use Tribal water rights.

Application for Well Drilling Permit

Use this form to apply for a new well drilling permit in order to construct a well.

Proof a Water Right

Beneficial Use Field Report

Nez Perce Tribe Water Resources Division staff will use this form to verify that the Permittee is appropriating Tribal water rights in a manner consistent with the requirements of the water right permit.

Well Driller's Report

Well drillers will use this form to verify that the constructed well meets the requirements of the water right permit.

Temporary Uses or Activity Exemptions

Short-term Activity Exemption

Use this form only if directed by Nez Perce Tribe Water Resources Division staff.

Temporary Water Appropriation

Use this form to request permission to appropriate Tribal water rights for a specified time of less than one year in an amount limited to less than 2 acre-feet.

Request a Hearing or an Appeal

Request a Hearing

Use this form to request a Hearing with the Nez Perce Tribal Water Rights Administration Commission to protest a water right permit application or transfer.

Request an Appeal

Use this form to request an Appeal with the Nez Perce Tribal Court of Appeals to protest any final decisions or rulings of the Nez Perce Tribal Water Rights Administration Commission. RETURN THIS FORM DIRECTLY TO THE NEZ PERCE TRIBAL COURT OF APPEALS

Withdraw Protest & Hearing Request

Use this form to formally withdraw a protest and request for a Hearing with the Nez Perce Tribal Water Rights Administration Commission.