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Household Sewage Treatment

  Program Background

This program involves permitting and inspecting for household sewage systems of 1, 2 and 3 family dwellings. Inspections include location, type and installation of new, replacement and altered systems.

Additional inspections include new surveys for possible building sites, sewage nuisance complaints, and annual aeration sewage system monitoring.

Existing sewage systems are inspected for real estate transactions.

Private sewage system contractors are registered to do work in Allen County.

To Install a Private Septic System
  Instruction Form
Click here to print out an instruction form that outlines the steps to follow to install a private septic system.
  Site Review for New Construction Form
  Private Sewage Inspection Form
  Annual Sewage Contractors Registration Letter
  Bond Form for Sewage Installers and Tank Pumpers
  Approved Septic System Designers
  Approved Sewage Installers
  Sewage Installer Registration Form
  Registered Service Providers
  Service Provider Registration Form
  Registered Septage Haulers
  Septage Hauler Registration Form


Fees are listed on the forms above and on the Uniform System of Fees.


Statewide interim sewage rules are effective July 2, 2007 to July 1, 2009.  More information is available through the Ohio Department of Health.

  Allen County Board of Health Regulations
  Ohio Administrative Code
  . Ohio Department of Health
  . Ohio Revised Code

Sewage Nuisance Complaints

If you are aware of a sewage nuisance, please contact the Environmental Division of the Allen County Health Department at 419-228-4457.  As a general rule, we do not follow-up on anonymous complaints.

Other Helpful Links

  Ohio Department of Health General Sewage Program Information
  Sewage Treatment System Reviews
  Township Contacts
  County Sanitary Engineer
  Regional Planning



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