Prior to obtaining a permit to install or make a major modification to
an on-site sewage system, the following parameters must be met.
- An application must be
obtained from the Local Public Health Office.
- A soil morphological
evaluation must be obtained from a soil scientist or, a percolation test
performed by a licensed percolation tester.
- A permit fee of $90.00
dollars must be submitted to the DOH, Fee Receipts section.
- A completed
application with attached soil information and plan design must be returned to
the regulatory agency (County Health Dept). Where appropriate due to type of
soil or where an alternative type of system is proposed, an engineered plan
with drawings must be submitted.
- The application and
plans must be approved and a preliminary site inspection conducted before a
permit is issued. Upon completion of items 1 through 5, a permit to construct
will be issued by the regulating agency. When a permit has been issued, work
may begin on the installation. The following contingencies must be met prior to
completion of the on-site sewage system.
- Registered installers
constructing an on-site sewage disposal system must provide notification of the
completion date by 9 am of the day preceding the anticipated
installers constructing or making major repairs to an on-site sewage system
must provide notification of the completion date by 9 am two days preceding
If you have any
questions or need additional information, contact the Mississippi County
Health Department by email or
phone at 573-683-2191 or 573-649-5502.