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You can renew a Septic Permit by contacting our office and requesting a renewal. If changes have been made to the original system design, further review and new plans will be required. The cost will be $250. The new permit will be good for an additional year.
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See setbacks related to septic systems (PDF).
We do not currently require a minimum lot size for septic system installation. As long as the site is large enough to meet the above setbacks for a system, it can be built. However, there may be offsite features, easements, and zoning restrictions that limit your ability to build.
The short answer is yes. The long answer is that to be approved, you will need an OWTS Permit, engineered designs, and a Variance from the Board of Health.
To obtain a Septic Permit, you will first need to hire an engineer to design a system for your property. Once you have the design from the engineer, you will then submit an application through our Septic System Permitting page.
If you are selling a property with a septic system, you will need a Transfer of Title (TOT) Permit. The first step is to go to our Septic System Transfer of Title Acceptance page and review the instructions. The next step is to hire a Transfer of Title inspector to inspect the system. Find a list of TOT inspectors. Once you have had the inspection done, you can submit a Transfer of Title Permit application found on the first link. We will pull the historical records for the property and compare them to the application and the inspection report. You will then receive the TOT Permit which may include conditions that require further action by the seller.
TOT and Septic Permits are good for one year from the date of issuance.
You cannot renew a TOT Permit. If it has expired, you will need to submit a new application, and have another inspection done.
All septic system repairs are required to be done by a licensed Lake County OWTS contractor. Find a list of licensed contractors. Licenses are good for one calendar year and expire December 31 of the year they are issued.
A permit for new construction is $800. A major repair/replacement permit is $600. A small repair permit is $300. A minor repair permit is $25.