Regulations require that all households, not already connected to a sanitary sewer system, have an approved sewage disposal system. Proper disposal of sewage is paramount to protection of public health and has been called the single most important development in the field of public health in the twentieth century.
Click on the following link to be directed to the Ohio Department of Health Sewage Rules effective January 1, 2015: Sewage Treatment System Rules
Whether your home is connected to a waste disposal system, or if you have an on-site septic system, if you do not manage FOG, it may be very costly.
Learn more about FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) here.
Below is a list of permits that are needed for installation of a sewage disposal system.
Application for Subdivision Review (splitting a lot)
Application for Site Review for all NEW, REPLACEMENT or TANK REPLACEMENT septic system designs
- Guidance for Site Review Process (new, replacement or tank replacement septic system designs)
Permit to Install, Replace or Alter a Sewage Treatment System
- Guidance document for Installing, Replacing or Altering a Sewage Treatment System
- Guidance document for an Alteration (Septic Tank Replacement)
- Information on Household Aerobic Treatment Units
- Aerobic system Dos and Don’ts
- What You Need To Know About Household Sewage Treatment System Operation Permits
For a list of applicable permits/applications, click here.
The Clark County Combined Health District registers sewage system installers, septage haulers/pumpers and service providers.
Information to add a pole barn, room addition, garage, pool, etc. to an existing home:
Local zoning regulations may ask the Health District to review many kinds of construction activities (i.e. adding a pole barn, room addition, garage, or pool, etc) in order to assure the activities will not interfere with sewage disposal systems or private wells that are existing on your property. Check with your local zoning inspector to determine if this review is required. If this review is required you will need to fill out and submit the Site Approval Application. There is a $50.00 fee.
Discharging sewage disposal systems:
Discharging sewage disposal systems, also known as aerators, treat sewage and discharge the treated water to streams, ditches, and storm sewers. Without proper maintenance these systems will malfunction and allow untreated sewage to be discharged where it will negatively impact public health and the environment. To further educate yourself concerning proper maintenance of discharging sewage disposal systems please read the fact sheets below.
For the convenience of system installers and pumpers, the most current registration forms may be obtained by clicking the appropriate link, below.
- 2022 Installer registration form
- 2022 Septage hauler registration form
- 2022 Service Provider registration form
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (937) 717-2451 Option 3