How is the soil evaluation scheduled?

Sometimes the soil evaluation can be scheduled when you submit the application at the Environmental Health office. If you are not able to schedule at the time of application, call the Sanitarian a couple of days later to schedule it. Before calling the Sanitarian, get tentative times from your excavating contractor. In many cases, you can even have the excavating contractor schedule the soil evaluation appointment. 

Appointments can usually be scheduled within 5 business days of receiving a complete application. However, during certain seasonal peak construction times, it may take up to 10 business days to schedule the soil evaluation. Remember, it is your responsibility to coordinate the appointment with the excavating contractor and the Sanitarian, so make sure all parties are aware of the appropriate date, time and location of the soil evaluation.

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1. Why do I need a soil evaluation?
2. Is a soil evaluation the same as having a "perk" test performed?
3. What do I need to do to have a soil evaluation performed?
4. How is the soil evaluation scheduled?
5. How is the soil evaluation performed, and what is the Sanitarian looking for during the evaluation?
6. Who determines the location for the test holes / sewage system?
7. Who needs to be present at the soil evaluation?
8. How long will a soil evaluation take?
9. What is a soil approval area?
10. How long is a soil evaluation valid?
11. What happens after the soil evaluation is completed?