This list of steps will assist you in meeting the requirements to obtain an on-site sewage system permit.
On-site Septic Systems
The On-site Septic Program protects public health and the environment by preventing human exposure to sewage and the contamination of our groundwater by ensuring the proper placement, design, installation, and maintenance of on-site septic systems.
On-site service providers:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get an on-site sewage system permit?
How often does a septic system need to be inspected?
We will send you a notice about 6 months before your inspection is due to give you time to meet the requirements below.
|Conventional Gravity||Every 3 years|
|Pressure Distribution||Every 2 years|
|Advanced On-site sewage systems like Sand Filter, Sand Mound, Sand Lined Trench, Aerobic Treatment Units, etc.||
|Food Establishments||Every year regardless of type of system|
Can resident homeowners do their own inspections?
If it's a conventional gravity system, yes! The homeowner must take a course from Public Health and pass the operations & maintenance (O&M) test ($20). The form for reporting inspection results will also be provided at that time.
Who is certified to pump/inspect septic systems in Clark County?
What is the cost of an inspection?
Inspections cost less than pumping, but the price may vary depending on the type of system you have. As private industry is providing this service, we cannot regulate their fees, but encourage you to get more than one quote before selecting an O & M specialist.
What is greywater?
“Gray water” means sewage from bathtubs, showers, bathroom sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks. It includes sewage from any source in a residence or structure that has not come into contact with toilet wastes.