Is my property in a sewer district? -or- Is my property hooked to sewer?
To find out if your property is within a sewer/sanitation district, use our Parcel Report tool to look up by Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) or street address. It contains important information about your parcel including sanitation district. Look for "Sanitation District" in the search results. If your property is within a sanitation district, the name of the district is displayed. If your property is not within a sanitation district, "Not Applicable" is displayed.
Hooked to Sewer
If you are within a sanitation district, you can confirm if your property is hooked to the sewer by calling us at (707) 565-2268 during regular phone hours and ask to speak with staff in the Sanitation Section. Please have your Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) available. This number can be found on your annual property tax bill or by searching for your street address via the Parcel Report. If you don't have a tax bill available or access to the online link we can locate the property if you provide us with the street address and the owner's name.
How can my property be served by sewer?
First you should determine whether your property is within a sewer district. If your property is not within a sewer district you must obtain an Outside Service Agreement. If your property is within a sewer district there are several factors involved, including;
- If there is a mainline nearby.
- If there is a lateral from this mainline to your property.
A "No" answer to either of these questions triggers the need for a plan check, which could be a simple review of a hand drawn site plan, or a thorough review of engineered plans.
In addition, the following questions must be answered;
Is there a gravity flow to the mainline? If not, you will need a pumping system.
If there is an existing septic tank, it must be destroyed. This requires a Septic Tank Destruction Permit from Permit Sonoma's Well and Septic Section.
What permits do I need to connect a single family residence to public sewer?
Under normal circumstances you will need a sewer permit and an encroachment permit. Fees will be charged per the current fee schedule.
Does the sewer district or the County install my sewer line?
No. Installation is your responsibility.
Who pays for connecting my property to sewer?
It is your responsibility to pay for all permits, sewer work, inspection fees, connection fees and service charges.
Do I have to hire a licensed contractor to connect my sewer?
A licensed, bonded contractor with current insurance is required for any work in a public right of way. We recommend the use of a licensed contractor if the trench depth is over 5' or if a grease trap or monitoring manhole is required.