On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System Permit and Enforcement Program

The Clinton County Health Department:

  1. regulates the design, construction and installation of all private on-site treatment systems installed in Clinton County

  2. samples private on-site treatment systems

  3. provides assistance with complaints relating to sewage treatment and disposal system

Iowa Septic Standards & Rules link:  http://www.onsiteiowa.com                

Fee for service/program

Septic Permit Residential (new or renovation)
$150.00
Septic Permit Non-Residential* (new or renovation)
$200.00
Holding Tanks - Vault Toilet
$50.00
Component Replacement Permit**
$50.00
Septic Permit for System Installed Prior to Permitting or Approval***
$250.00

* INCLUDES COMMERCIAL, RECREATIONAL AND OTHER NON-RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS WITH FLOW RATES OVER 750GPM OR HIGH STRENGTH WASTE

** INCLUDES REPLACEMENT OF SEPTIC TANK OR DISTRIBUTION BOX, DOES NOT REQUIRE INSPECTION

*** INCLUDES ANY SYSTEM WHICH CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN STARTED 

What you need to do to construct a new on-site wastewater disposal system or reconstruct your old system.