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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Mine site

Division of Mine Safety
Surface Mine License

Mine licensee check list 


  1. Mine license application.
  2. Officers and directors of licensee additional page
  3. One certified check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer in the amount of $300.  Re-license will be based on the tonnage from the previous year, $300 plus $100 for each additional 100,000 tons up to $1,500 maximum.
  4. Ambulance form
  5. M.E.T List
  6. Authorization form (Required only if the executive officer is unable to be present to sign all the required forms).   
  7. Two notarized up-to-date maps of the mine certified by an engineer licensed in Kentucky.  The maps must show a five-year projection of the mine.
  8. One surface map transmittal letter must accompany the maps.
  9. Workers' Compensation coverage (Our office will verify the coverage through the Department of Labor in Frankfort, Ky.).
  10. Approval for a mine license to be issued from the Department of Revenue in Frankfort, KY.
  11. Application for Permit to Purchase or Receive Explosives - Coal Mine