Septic Tank Permits

Through our sewage program, we provide many services that help to protect public health as well as Georgia’s natural resources. These services include septic tank permits, repair permits, existing system evaluations, site evaluations, and subdivision plan reviews.

Inspections are required for septic tank permits and repair permits. Each inspection is performed by an Environmental Health Specialist according to the Rules and Regulations for On-Site Sewage Management Systems (Chapter 511-3-1). These inspections help to ensure correct installation and proper repair of domestic on-site sewage management systems.

By regulating the installation and repair of on-site sewage systems, our district helps to protect Georgia’s groundwater, drinking water and surface water from harmful organisms and chemicals.

A Homeowner’s Guide to Septic Systems is a resource developed by the EPA providing a good explanation of how septic systems work and helpful tips on maintaining your septic system.  The State of Georgia’s Division of Public Health has developed other helpful resource, Homeowner’s Guide: On-Site Sewage Management Systems and Understanding Your Septic System.

Listed below are applications and forms for each county.

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Georgia Certified Pumpers

Georgia Certified Installers

Soil Classifiers


Steps To Obtaining A Residential Septic Permit

Residential Septic Permit Application

Residential Request For Service Existing System

Site Plan Required Content

Steps To Obtaining A Commercial Septic Permit

Commercial Septic Permit Application

Commercial Request for Service Existing System

Septic Fee Schedule

Barrow County Lot Size Ordinance

Barrow County Preliminary Subdivision Review List


Clarke County Lot Size Ordinance


Elbert County Lot Size Ordinance


Greene County Lot Size Ordinance


Application Requirements for Residential Septic System Permits

Residential Site Evaluation Request Form

Commercial Site Evaluation Request Form

Existing System Evaluation Request Form

On-Site Sewage Management Failure Report Form

Site Plan Checklist

Engineered Site Plan Checklist

Request to Amend Permit Application Form

Jackson County Lot Size Ordinance


Madison County Lot Size Ordinance


Requirements for Septic

Morgan County Site Evaluation Form

Request For Existing System Evaluation

Request For Water Sample

Morgan EH Fee Schedule

Morgan County Lot Size Ordinance


Applying For A Residential Septic Tank Permit

Septic Application Site Evaluation

Commercial Septic Tank Permit Information

Request For Service

Oconee County Lot Size Ordinance


Oglethorpe County Lot Size Ordinance 1990

Oglethorpe County Lot Size Ordinance 1996


Walton County Service Request Form

Walton County Environmental Health Site Evaluation Form

Subdivision Application

Walton County Lot Size Ordinance

Last Updated on October 28, 2020

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