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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
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Water Right Ownership Updates


608 DNRC Water Right Ownership Update
Use for all changes in ownership of entire water right.  Do not use this form if you are a user of a municipal or irrigation district water system. If you include a recorded deed and the proper filing fee, processing of your form will be expedited.  If you do not include a recorded deed, DNRC will wait for property ownership information from Department of Revenue to process the request.  If you do not include the proper payment, DNRC will send a fee request letter and the update will not be processed until the proper fee is paid.

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Use to divide, exempt, or sever a water right:

Form No. 641, Use this form for a water right that has been divided.
Form No. 642, Use this form for a water right that has been exempted (reserved) from a land sale where the seller chose to retain ownership of the water right or for a water right that has been severed from the land without a land sale. Ownership of the water right must be expressly addressed in a deed or other recorded document of conveyance.