What is an Operating Permit?

All onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems) in the City must have a permit to ensure they comply with building standards and environmental protection. Operating Permits are valid for the following types of systems: Residential (conventional) 5 years; Residential (advanced) 3 years; Commercial & Multi-Family 2 years.

The City shall issue an operating permits when:
1. Prior to a purchase or change in ownership
2. Repair, modification, replacement, and/or upgrade
3. Construction of new onsite wastewater treatment system
4. Failing system

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1. How do I find a record of my onsite wastewater treatment system (septic system)?
2. How do I report an illicit discharge?
3. What is an Operating Permit?
4. Who can I contact regarding an Operating Permit and/or a City notice I received?
5. Who do I contact to inspect my septic system?
6. Where do I find a form?
7. What are the types of onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems)?
8. When is an upgrade to my onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS or septic system) required?
9. How do I apply for a new onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS or septic system)?
10. What is the status of my project?
11. What is the Prohibition Area?