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What do I need to do to put in a new septic system?

You will need to apply for a permit through our office. In addition to the application, we will need a copy of a plat map or survey map which shows the property boundaries. The permit fee for a new system is $300, plus a $100 soil survey.

If you are just needing to repair your existing system, by adding a new septic tank or leach line, the alteration permit fee is $125.

I am selling my home, do I have to have my septic system inspected?

It is not required by our office that every septic system be inspected when a home is sold. However, it may be required by the buyer and/or the lending agency. In order for our office to inspect the system, an application needs to be completed along with a fee of $125.

Washington County Health Department

342 Muskingum Drive
Marietta, OH 45750

Ph: (740) 374-2782
Fx: (740) 376-7074

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(Except for legal holidays)

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