Sewage System Permits & Inspection
ZMCHD provides for the licensing and inspection of sewage systems for compliance with State of Ohio regulations. Proper disposal of sewage is important to prevent disease transmission and protect the quality of surface and groundwater.
a Record for a Sewage System?
2. Date of construction of the house or installation of the system
3. Installer of the system or builder of the house.
Building on a Lot?
Do you need a sewage
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 Ann Moorehead, Environmental Administrative Assistant. Contact a registered sewage installer and they will be able 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 and Sewage Treatment System Permit
The Site and Soil Evaluation and system design need to be submitted to the health department along with the Application for Site Review and Sewage Treatment System Permit. The application includes the fees required for the site review and permit. Along with your application you must also provide verification of your address from the GIS office. The GIS office is located on the 3rd floor of the courthouse.
4. Plumbing Permit
Before most sewage permits are approved you must 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. Health Department Site Review
Once the site and soil evaluation, system design, and applications are submitted, a sanitarian will review the information and 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 1 year from the date of approval. The system may now be installed.
6. Health Department Inspection & Approval
The board of health shall 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
For more information contact:
North of US Route 40: Matt Hemmer, RS or call 454-9741 extension 232
South of US Route 40: Ann Hollingsworth, RS or call 454-9741 extension 227
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