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Environmental Health: Wastewater

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On-Site Sewage
Disposal Systems

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Soil Analysis


Septic System 
Septic System Maintenance

Septic System

Wastewater Disposal Complaint Program
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Real Estate
Inspection Program

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Water Testing

Members of the Monroe County Health Department Wastewater Section advise, inspect and approve the installation of septic systems in Monroe County. 

Wastewater Data: May-July 2023

Information provided to show progress in process improvement for the EHS-Wastewater section. This chart will be updated periodically. 

An Application for a Septic Permit must be submitted when a system needs to be installed, repaired or replaced.

How do I complete a Septic Permit application?

1.)Visit OpenGov to request for services/access applications. 

Click the picture below to watch how to navigate OpenGov:


If you are unable to use the online permitting system, OpenGov, paper applications are available upon request.

2.) Payment can be done in person (in the Health Department), through mail, or over the phone (812) 349-2542. NOTE:  Payment CANNOT be done through OpenGov. 

Septic Fees for Services

New Septic Permit $250
Reinstatement of new permit $100
Repair Septic Permit $150
Commercial Septic Permit (new or repair)
Real Estate Inspection $100
Septic Installer Test and Company Registration
*Must provide proof of insurance*
Septic Installed by Homeowner Test Fee

*Fees are subject to change

Please contact one of our Wastewater Specialists for more information at or by phone: 812-349-2543, option 3. Office hours for staff are normally 8am-9am Monday through Friday for walk-ins. We urge you to make an appointment prior to walking in as staff may be out of the office doing field work.

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Contact Us

Lori Kelley,
Health Administrator
Health Building
119 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2543
  • Fax: (812) 339-6481
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  • M - F 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

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