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Septic Permit Type Flowchart

This flowchart outlines whether or not you need a septic permit, and if so, with which permit process you will need to proceed.

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Do I need a septic permit? If so, which type?

Septic Permit Types Flow Chart

Alternate Description of Flow Chart

Do I need a septic permit? If so, which type?

  • Are you installing a new septic system?
    • If yes, refer to the new permit flow chart.
    • If no, continue to the next question.
  • Are you installing a replacement septic system?
    • If yes, refer to the new permit flow chart.
    • If no, continue to the next question.
  • Are you repairing a septic system?
    • If yes, refer to the repair permit flow chart.
    • If no, you are exempt from needing to have a permit.
  • The process is now completed.

Additional Information

New Septic System

Complete System or System Components on undeveloped property.

Replacement

  • Replacement/Repair of Septic Tank.
  • Replacement of more than 25% of Dispersal System.
  • Replacement of Pretreatment Unit.

Repair

  • Replacement of 25% or less of Dispersal System.
  • Replacement/Repair of leach line, whole or segment,within existing trench.
  • Replacement/Repair of dispersal chamber, whole or segment,within existing chamber trench.
  • Repair of Pretreatment Unit

Permit Exempt

  • Risers
  • Sanitary Tees
  • Effluent Filters
  • Diversion Valves
  • Distribution Box
  • Sewer Line from House to Septic Tank
  • Sewer Line from Tank to D-Box
  • Solid Sewer Line Connecting D-Boxes

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Address
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

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