What permits are needed in order to build a house?

For homes or businesses built where the sewer system is not available, the following permits will need to be issued by Environmental Health:

  • Improvement Permit: This is a permit that is issued for sites that have acceptable soil to support a septic system. Some lots that have been recently subdivided already have an issued improvement permit. Check with our office to get a copy of the improvement permit.
  • Construction Authorization: This is the permit that allows for the installation of the septic system and must be issued before the building permit is issued. To get a construction authorization, you must submit an application with a floor plan of the building and a site plan of the property.
  • Well Permit: If the property is not served by public water, you will also need to apply for a well permit

Please visit the Environmental Health page for permit applications. 

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1. What is grey water?
2. Can I use grey water to water plants at my home?
3. How often do I need to pump out my septic tank?
4. When should I have my septic system inspected?
5. How long should a septic system last?
6. What do I need to do to maintain my septic system?
7. What permits are needed in order to build a house?
8. What if I have an existing house that I want to replace or add on to?
9. How long is my permit good for?
10. What is a conventional septic system?
11. What is a perc Test?
12. What size does a septic system need to be?
13. Why do septic systems fail?
14. What is a repair area?
15. What kind of trees can I plant near the septic system?
16. How can I find out where my septic system is?