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Application for Change/Transfer of Water Right

Form number Date Published Date Revised
ECY 040-1-97 March 1999 January 2023
VIEW NOW Application for Change/Transfer of Water Right (Number of pages: 16) (Publication Size: 635KB)

Microsoft Word format (Publication Size: 164KB)

ECY 040-1-97A Guidance to Applicants for Change/Transfer of a Water Right
(57 pages) (2MB)

ECY 040-1-97B Supporting Document for Change to Water Right
(62 pages) (2MB)

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Description This application, guidance, and supporting document are for use when applying to change or transfer an existing water right.

The application form is available in PDF or Word.

The guidance document is intended for use in completing the application, and the application supporting document provides example tables, text, and maps. The examples are not from a single project or project type, so you should not expect your responses to mirror the examples. Instead your documents should reflect the individual aspects unique to your project, but provide the level of detail shown in the examples. Providing complete and thorough responses in your application will enable us to complete a more timely review.
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Keywords water right form, Water Resource form, change, transfer, Official Ecology Form
WEB PAGE Water Right Information

Request for Existing Water Right Information

Assignment of Application or Permit to Appropriate or Store Water

Application for a New Water Right

Changing a Water Right Certificate, Permit, or Claim

Amended Claim for Water Right

Begin Construction Notice

Changing or Transferring an Existing Water Right

Voluntary Abandonment of Water Right Claim

Voluntary Partial Abandonment of Water Right Claim