Livestock Water Development Permit Procedures

Obtaining a permit for a livestock water development from the Department of Trust Lands is not difficult but some advance planning is necessary. It generally takes a week to 10 days to complete the process from beginning to end and using electronic communication can help keep the application moving along. This web site will provide much of the information that you need to submit and complete the application process.

The key factor is to contact the Department of Trust Lands as soon as possible to get the process started using the on-line application form. An early first contact is important for timely completion of the process.

We understand some applications are immediate as there are times when contractors move into an area without notice and stay for only a short time. Please note such cases on the application so that we can prioritize the application for immediate attention.

Cost share and depreciation may be available for livestock water developments.
Permanent improvements may not be constructed on school trust lands without a permit (N.D.C.C. 15-08-26).

Permit Procedures


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