Waste Water & Septic Systems

No, you do not need a permit to perform preventative maintenance on your septic tank system. Pumping a septic tank is considered preventative maintenance.
Yes. First of all, you will need to fill out the Application for Authorization for Wastewater System Construction Repair and submit it to the health department with a fee of $170.00. After our department receives your application with payment, an environmental health specialist will visit your property to asses the situation.
No. We provide the plan and paperwork on how to fix the system, but the homeowner is responsible for finding someone familiar with septic tank systems to actually do the work. Septic system contractors must be registered with the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.
No, you do not need a permit to perform preventative maintenance on your septic tank system. Pumping a septic tank is considered preventative maintenance.

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