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Uganda - Obtain Drilling Permit

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person

  1. In order to apply for drilling Permit, the applicant has to apply in person to the Director Directorate of Water Resources Management.
  2. Submit a filled application form along with the required documents to the Director Directorate of Water Resources Management and the application form (Form E) should be submitted to the Directorate of Water Resource Management or you can forwarded them to the:-
    The Director
    Directorate of Water Resources Management,
    Address: P. O. Box 20026,
    Kampala, Uganda.
  3. The Director may require you to advertise the application at your cost in a way specified by the Directorate of water resource management.
  4. You are to submit the application documents with all the required documents.These documents include;
    1. For companies or NGOs - Company profile indicating Memorandum and Articles of Association, shareholders and management set up - Uganda Registration Services Bureau.
    2. Bank advice form.
    3. Bank of your choice.
    4. Cv's and academic papers of the hydro-geologists/ geologists, drillers, drilling superintendents
    5. Email address.
    6. Establishment of an office and workshop in Uganda.
    7. Evidence of ownership of drilling equipment.
    8. Evidence of payment to the bank.
    9. Name of applicant.
    10. Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  5. When you have completed to fill the form and the appropriate attachments, you must attach evidence of payment (URA receipt scanned or delivered) for processing the application.
  6. Please provide the names and addresses of two referees who can comment on the character competence and reputation of yourself and your firm.
  7. Please provide the name and address of your firm's bankers as required by the Director.
  8. Submit the payment receipt together with the application documents. An application form is free charge.
  9. A processing time of 30 days is needed to complete the processing of the drilling permit, after which you will be contacted through a phone call to collect your Drilling permit.
  10. You will be required to carry your identification documents when collecting your Drilling water Permit.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • For companies or NGOs - Company profile indicating Memorandum and Articles of Association, shareholders and management set up - Uganda Registration Services Bureau.
  • Bank advice form.
  • Bank of your choice.
  • Cv's and academic papers of the hydro-geologists/ geologists, drillers, drilling superintendents
  • Email address.
  • Establishment of an office and workshop in Uganda.
  • Evidence of ownership of drilling equipment.
  • Evidence of payment to the bank.
  • Name of applicant.
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Water and Environment
Directorate of Water Resources Management
P.O. Box 20026 Kampala, Uganda.
Phone: +256 – 414 - 699486
Physical Address: Plot 12 Mpigi Road, Entebbe
Postal Address: P.O. Box 19 Entebbe
Jurisdiction: National
Email Address: callist.tindimugaya@mwe.go.ug or dwrm.wrpr@mwe.go.ug
Website:Ministry of water and environment
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)

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Eligibility[edit]

Individuals, corporate and companies engaged in the business of drilling water wells

Fees[edit]

Application Fee: No Fee

  • License Fee: 500,000 Ugx for permit of drilling water wells.
  • Renewal Fee: 500,000 Ugx

Validity[edit]

Validity: 1 Year

Documents to Use[edit]

Drilling application form

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Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 3 Months.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

  • Name of Company/Partnership/Public Corporation/NGO/Cooperative Society.
  • Acting for Company/Partnership/Public Corporation/NGO/Co-operative Society
  • Postal address (if different from above)
  • District
  • Main Activity
  • List the full names and citizenship of each Director
  • Date of Registration
  • Name and address of your firm's bankers
  • Names and addresses of two referees
  • Drilling Rigs possessed: Make, Model, Age (years),Last overhaul,Rated Capacity, Truck/trailer mounted,
  • Years with company,
  • Mast Capacity (Kgs), Draw Works Capacity (Kgs),
  • Drill pipe diameter,
  • Drill collar diameter,
  • Drill collar weight, Foam/Water Injection, Mud circulation.


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