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Water Right Fee Estimator

Most water right applications require the payment of a fee at the time application is made to the department.  Use the estimator below to determine the estimated fee which will be required at time of application.  The payment is nonrefundable.

These processing fees do not include other costs that may be incurred by a water right applicant.  Other costs may include expenses associated with application preparation, data collection and legal and professional representation, or as part of a cost reimbursement agreement.

If you file an application, send ONLY the statutory $50 non-refundable processing fee with your completed application.  If you send more money, and amount is incorrect, the money is non-refundable.  You will be contacted for the additional amount.

The schedule of fees is summarized from RCW 90.03.470:

(For purposes of calculating fees for groundwater filings, one cubic foot per second is equivalent to four hundred fifty gallons per minute).

Exemptions from fees

No fees are required for:


Water Right Application Fee Estimator

   Select the type of application

   New Application (There is a minimum fee of $50 and a maximum fee of $25,000)
   Change Application (There is a minimum fee of $50 and a maximum fee of $12,500)

   Select unit

   Cubic Feet per Second (Surface water diversion)
   Gallons per Minute (Groundwater withdrawal)


     Enter Quantity:
    
     Your fee amount in dollars:
   $ 

If you file an application, send ONLY the statutory $50 non-refundable processing fee with your completed application.  You will be contacted for the additional amount.


   Select Reservoir application type

   New Application (There is a minimum fee of $50 and a maximum fee of $25,000
   Change Application (There is a minimum fee of $50 and a maximum fee of $12,500)

   Enter quantity in acre-feet:
  
   Your fee amount in dollars:
   $ 

If you file an application, send ONLY the statutory $50 non-refundable processing fee with your completed application.  You will be contacted for the additional amount.