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Oil, Gas, and Metallic Mineral Regulatory Information

Administration of the State of Iowa’s laws and regulations governing oil, gas, and metallic mineral exploration and production are assigned to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The specific laws and rules are:

DNR Contact:

Land Quality Bureau Chief

Application and Reporting Forms

Operators are required to obtain a drilling permit from the department, and to file specific forms with the department. Please note that several of the forms have recently been updated, so pay close attention to the instructions with those forms.

The Iowa Department of Health regulates radioactive down-hole logging in Iowa.