Homeowners interested in constructing a home away from a city sewer system may contact the Environmental Health Department for information regarding the licensing and inspection of septic system construction. County residents interested in having an existing septic system inspected for compliance with public health standards prior to the purchase of a rural property may also call for an on-site evaluation of the septic system.

The following inspections are required for new construction:

  1. Site review to assure your location meets state and county standards.
  2. During the construction process, prior to covering any portion of the system.
  3. Final inspection, the sanitarian will your system a final inspection and will draw a diagram of its exact location to be kept on file in the department.

 The Environmental Health Director issues septic and well permits. Septic permits are $200 each and well permits are $150 each. Please call Dan Tilkes at 641-456-4090 for more information.