Monroe County Health Department inspects On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems for the purpose of Real Estate Transactions, Title Changes, Refinances, and Lot Improvements. This service is provided after the property owner, buyer, or agent submits an inspection application and pays the required $75.00 fee.
Once the application is processed, the inspection begins with a file and record search here at our office in attempt to locate any records and information regarding the site. Any documentation is then copied and becomes a portion of the report. Next, a Wastewater Sanitarian from this Department conducts a visual evaluation of the site. This begins by walking the premises and establishing a perimeter for the inspection. The tank and field area is then visually surveyed with the inspector examining the system for signs of seepage, system overload, or illegal discharge conditions. Any details of the system are then described on the inspection report. The inspection report is then completed with the inspector noting "No visible failure was observed", or a "Visible failure was observed". Tank maintenance is recommended when there is no record of it being serviced within the previous 3 years. This service is generally provided within 3-7 working days, weather permitting.
When a failure is discovered during a Real Estate/Lot Improvement Inspection, the applicant is directed to begin the process of septic repair.
NOTE: The fee of $75 for Real Estate Inspection is due at the time you turn in the application to the Monroe County Health Department, the inspection will not take place until all forms are completed and payment is made.
Please contact Randy at 349-2834 or Gary at 349-2073 with any questions you may have about septic systems.