Permitting and Monitoring

The Office of Land and Water Resource’s Division of Permitting, certification, and compliance is responsible for the following duties:

Issuance and renewal of permits related to the withdrawal of groundwater and diversion or impoundment of surface water;

Regulation and management of the state water resources through the enforcement of applicable statutes and regulations;

Maintenance of an observation well network throughout Mississippi that is used to monitor water levels associated with the major aquifers of the state;


Contact Information

For assistance with Permitting or Monitoring contact; Chris Hawkins, Celeste Evans, Kristen Sorrell, Austin Brister.

    Street Address:
    Mailing Address:
    700 North State St.
    Jackson, MS 39202

    Fax: 601-961-5228
    Office of Land and Water Resources
    P.O. Box 2309
    Jackson, Ms 39225