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The Scioto County Health Department issues permits to install, repair, or abandon household septic systems and gray water sewage treatment systems.

Prior to installing any sewage treatment system the land or homeowner is required to:

  • Apply to the Scioto County Health Department for a Site and Soil Evaluation.
  • Obtain a soil evaluation.
    •  The soil and site evaluation may be completed by a certified soil professional or the health department.
    • A listing of Soil Scientists and some System Designers are listed on the Ohio Department of Health's website in the Sewage Treatment Program. The link is listed at the bottom of this page.
  • Based on the results of the soil evaluation a system design plan may be completed and submitted to the health department for review. 
  • Apply to the Scioto County Health Department for a permit to install the Sewage Treatment System.

If you are buying/selling a home or upon the homeowners request, the Health Department can evaluate your existing household sewage treatment systems.  You must request a Sewage Loan Inspection and fill out the application.

Application for Sewage Loan Inspection

Application for Site and Soil Evaluation

Site and Soil Evaluation Guidance for Permit

Guidelines and Required Local Forms:                         

Site and Soil Guidance for the Homeowner

Septic System Design Guidance

As-Built Requirements

Sewage Contractors Forms

Contractor Registration Fact Sheet

Sewage Installer Bond Packet for Individual System or Small Flow

Bond Packet for Sewage Installers for Multiple Systems

Sewage Hauler Bond Packet

Bond for Service Provider

Applications for Sewage Installer, Service Provider and Septage Hauler
When applying for any of the above you must bring in a copy of the State Test Certificate, the appropriate bonds for any activity in which you are applying and a copy of your business liability insurance.  The bond packets are available above.

Application for Sewage Installer

Application for Service Provider

Application for Septage Hauler


Ohio Department of Health Sewage Treatment System Website


Chapter 3701-29 Ohio Administrative Code - Household Sewage Disposal Systems

Chapter 3718 Ohio Revised Code - Sewage Treatment Systems

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