Septic Permits Law and Legal Definition

Local laws, which vary by area, govern septic permit requirements. As more people move into rural areas, the need for proper sewage disposal becomes increasingly important in order to protect the health of the public, of the environment and of our drinking water supplies. The permit process assures that septic systems are designed, installed and operated according to current codes. This helps meet community health needs, and provides the owner with a septic system that meets their needs.

The installation, repair, or replacement of any portion of a septic system (septic tank, drainfield and related components) may require a permit. In some instances, a certificate of completion, authorizing the use of the septic system, may be issued only after all of the permit requirements have been met. Local law should be consulted for the requirements in your area.