The mission of the Wyoming State Engineer's Office and Board of Control is to provide for the general supervision and protection of both inter- and intra-state waters of Wyoming. This includes the appropriation, distribution and application to beneficial use of water as provided under the prior appropriation doctrine, and to maintain the flexibility within that framework to meet the changing needs of the citizens of Wyoming. The State Engineer's Office collects, analyzes, maintains and provides water related information for ensuring the appropriate management and regulation of Wyoming's water resources.
If you anticipate an upcoming water project, whether it’s a new ground water well or new stock-watering pond, that project will most likely require a permit from the State Engineer’s Office. The State Engineer’s Office is committed to processing applications in a timely manner, even given the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.