North Central District Health Department
 

Environmentalist: Tony Millet

tonyl.millet@ky.gov

Environmentalist: Justin Jump

justinr.jump@ky.gov

 

Environmentalist: Amy Tingle    

amyl.tingle@ky.gov

Environmentalist: Tony Millet

tonyl.millet@ky.gov

The septic system process checklist

  1. Apply for site evaluation.
    • Site evaluation fee is $150.00
    • Four corners of house staked out, along with any potential out buildings/structures (barns, sheds, detached garages or pools. Drawing of property will be helpful).
  2. Applicant responsible for coordinating a backhoe.
    • Person who is working the backhoe will coordinate with the Health inspector for a scheduled time and date.
    • Homeowner/applicant may be present at time of inspection, but it is not required.
  3. Health inspector will perform site evaluation.
    • Multiple holes will be dug on the lot in areas where a septic system can be potentially placed.
    • The health inspector will write-up site evaluation.
    • Site evaluation will be ready for pick-up by homeowner or installer within 48 hours.
    • *** YOUR SITE EVALUATION IS NOT YOUR SEPTIC PERMIT***
  4. The certified installer must flag out the system to grade and present a permit drawing with (grade shots, distances, tank, filter size, length of lateral lines, setbacks and distance from the tank to the distribution box) to the health inspector.
    • THE CERTIFIED INSTALLER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PULLING THE PERMIT
  5. The health inspector will take the drawing to the site and ensure that the system is laid out correctly according to the drawing.
  6. Once the flags have been checked, the Septic Permit can be paid for and received.
    • The fee for the septic permit is $150.00 and must be paid during office hours.
  7. Once your septic permit has been pulled, you can go to Planning and Zoning with the printed septic permit to receive your building permit. PLANNING AND ZONING WILL NOT ISSUE A BUILDING PERMIT WITHOUT A SEPTIC PERMIT**
  8. Installer will be responsible for installing the system and notifying health inspector when the installation process is completed and is in need of a final inspection.
  9. At the time of final inspection, the installer will present the health inspector with a final drawing with (grade shots, distances, tank, filter size, length of lateral lines, setbacks and distance from the tank to the distribution box).
  10. The health inspector will perform the final inspection and note all deficiencies that must be corrected before approval.
  11. Installer will contact the health inspector when the system is covered with the proper amount of cover soil and/or any deficiencies that needed correction.

REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE A FILTER IT SHOULD BE CLEANED TWICE A YEAR AND SEPTIC TANKS ARE RECOMMENDED TO BE PUMPED EVERY 3-5 YEARS DEPENDING ON USE.