Well Completion Reports
Submit a Well Completion Report
California Water Code Section 13751 requires that anyone who constructs, alters, or destroys a water well, cathodic protection well, groundwater monitoring well, or geothermal heat exchange well must file with the Department of Water Resources a report of completion within 60 days of the completion of the work. Drillers submit their well completion reports with the Online System of Well Completion Reports (OSWCR, say "Oscar"). OSWCR users create an account based on their C-57 license that DWR will validate. Upon approval users will be able to submit Well Completion Reports.
Public Access to Well Completion Reports
California Water Code Section 13752 allows for the release of copies of well completion reports to governmental agencies and to the public. DWR has redacted the personal information from the approximately 800,000 reports on file. They are available online at no charge via a web mapping application here:
If you are unable to find reports of interest using this application, Department staff can process your request, but a fee may be charged as provided by the law. If you are interested in requesting well completion reports instead of using the free online access, please fill out and submit a Well Completion Report Request Form.
North Central Region
Water Resources Engineer
Groundwater Supply Assessment & Special Studies Section
3500 Industrial Blvd
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Well Completion Reports/OSWCR
901 P Street
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236