Sewage System Permits & Inspection
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department works to prevent disease transmission and protect the quality of surface and ground water by performing inspections, enforcing sewage regulations, and providing education to homeowners.
2. Date of construction of house OR installation of system
3. Installer of system OR builder of the house
Building on a Lot?
If you are considering the placement of a manufactured home on your property, additional rules apply. Call the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission: (614)734-6010 or email OMHC.Director@OMHC.state.oh.us.
Sewage Treatment System
1. Site & Soil Evaluation
Contact a Certified Soil Scientist on the Consultants List. The soil scientist will provide you with a site and soil evaluation for your property. This information provides the basis for determining the feasibility of siting a sewage treatment system.
2. System Design
A sewage treatment system must be installed by a registered sewage installer or the homeowner. A list of currently registered sewage installers is available by contacting Noel Dunn, Environmental Administrative Assistant, or call 454-9741 extension 221. Contact a registered sewage installer to design your sewage treatment system based on your site and soil evaluation. An installer will typically complete a layout plan. Some system designs will require the system owner to fill out an operations permit application and obtain an annual operations permit.
3. Application for Site Review & Permit
Submit the Site and Soil Evaluation and the System Design to the health department along with the Application for Site Review and Sewage Treatment System Permit. This application includes fees required for the site review and permit. Verification of your address is also needed from the GIS office located at the Muskingum County Courthouse (3rd Floor).
4. Plumbing Permit
Apply for a plumbing permit. If you are not building immediately, you can still apply for a permit and pay the initial $50.00 application fee.
5. Site Review
Once the Site and Soil Evaluation, System Design, and Applications are submitted, a sanitarian will conduct a site review. When the System Design is approved, the permit will be mailed to the individual who signed for the permit. This permit is valid for one year from the date of approval. The system may now be installed.
6. Inspection & Approval
The Board of Health must inspect a completed installation or alteration. The registered installer must call the health department for an inspection before covering the system. The registered installer must also provide an as-built record at the time of the inspection. The Board of Health shall approve an installation or alteration upon the satisfactory completion of all work and documentation.
7. 12 Month Inspection After Installation
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