Sewage & Well Permits

Once your have an approved soil evaluation, you may apply for your well and sewage permits. Remember to read the soils approval letter issued by our office to determine site-specific requirements, such as a tank-first or well-first requirement. After you receive your well and sewage permits, you can then apply for your building permits and/or soil erosion permits, if needed.

You have one year from the time your sewage permit is issued to complete construction. After that, the permit must be rewritten and a fee assessed. If changes are made which require a site visit, an additional fee may be required. A sewage permit is not transferable from place to place or person to person. Well permits are valid for one year. Well permits can be reactivated within two years after expiration for 50% of the permit fee.

Final Approval

Upon completion of the water supply and/or sewage system inspections, a final approval (Certificate of Approval) will be issued when the following conditions are met:

  • All fees have been paid
  • The sewage system has been approved and a "green tag" issued
  • All conditions of the well permit have been met, including submittal of the well log and pump record by the well driller, and safe water sample results from water samples submitted by the property owner

Once these conditions are met, the Certificate of Approval will be forwarded to the appropriate building department. The building department must have this Certificate of Approval on file before they will issue their Certificate of Occupancy!

MISS DIG Notification System

Please note that it is the responsibility of the contractor or owner to contact the MISS DIG notification system at 811 or 800-482-7171 and comply with all requirements of the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act before starting any excavation work.

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