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TITLE 42
IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
CHAPTER 2
APPROPRIATION OF WATER — PERMITS, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES — SURVEY
42-248.  Notification of change in ownership of a water right or change of address of a water right owner — Notice of action affecting a water right. (1) All persons owning or claiming ownership of a right to use the water of this state, whether the right is represented by decree of the court, by claim to a water right filed with the department of water resources or by permit or license issued by the director of the department of water resources, shall provide notice to the department of water resources of any change in ownership of any part of the water right or of any change in the owner’s mailing address, either of which occurs after June 30, 2000. Notice shall be provided within one hundred twenty (120) days of any change using forms acceptable to the director. Any notice received by the department of water resources more than one hundred twenty (120) days after the change in ownership or mailing address has occurred shall be accompanied by a late filing fee. The late filing fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100). The director may waive the late filing fee or a portion thereof for good cause.
(2)  All persons owning or claiming ownership of a right to use the water of this state that is evidenced by a water right recorded with the department of water resources prior to June 30, 2000, and for which a claim to water right, with current ownership and mailing address, is not on file with the department of water resources in the Snake River Basin Adjudication, Twin Falls Civil Case No. 39576, shall verify with the department that the ownership and mailing address information in the department’s records is correct. Any incorrect ownership or mailing address shall be corrected by the owner or claimant of the water right by July 1, 2002, using forms acceptable to the director. Any mailing address or ownership corrections required by this subsection received by the department of water resources after July 1, 2002, shall be subject to the late filing fee described in subsection (1) of this section. The director may waive the late filing fee or a portion thereof for good cause.
(3)  The director of the department of water resources will be deemed to have provided notice concerning any action by the director affecting a water right or claim if a notice of the action is mailed to the address and owner of the water right shown in the records of the department of water resources at the time of mailing the notice.
(4)  Compliance with section 42-1409(6), Idaho Code, shall be deemed to be compliance with this section. The filing of an application to change a water right under the provisions of section 42-211 or section 42-222, Idaho Code, showing a change in address of the owner of the right or accompanied by evidence documenting any change in ownership of the water right, shall be deemed compliance with this section. The fee requirements of this section shall apply in addition to the filing fee that may be required in connection with an application to change a water right under the provisions of section 42-211 or 42-222, Idaho Code.
(5)  A filing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per right shall accompany a notice of change of ownership of a water right, provided that the fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) per right if a request is made to change the department’s records to reflect a division in the ownership of the water right resulting from a division in the ownership of the place of use under the water right. A notice of change of ownership of all or part of a water right shall be accompanied by evidence showing the basis for the change in ownership, and how the right is divided if the change divides the right among multiple owners.
(6)  Any person having a security interest in a water right and desiring to be notified by the department regarding the filing of a change in ownership of that water right or of any proposed or final action to amend, transfer or otherwise modify that water right shall make the request upon a form provided by the department accompanied by a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per right. The request shall be accompanied by evidence of the security interest including the expiration date of the security interest or other date defining the end of the period for which notification is requested. The request for notification shall expire at the end of the requested notification period unless renewed on a form provided by the department and accompanied by a renewal fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per right. The holder of a security interest requesting notification under this subsection shall provide notice to the department within sixty (60) days if the security interest is terminated prior to the end of the requested notification period.
History:
[42-248, added 1996, ch. 149, sec. 1, p. 487; am. 2000, ch. 313, sec. 1, p. 1052; am. 2011, ch. 172, sec. 2, p. 493.]


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