What are the Cole County Health Department Rules for On-Site Wastewater Systems?
On-Site Wastewater Rules can be picked up from the Cole County Health Department office during normal business hours or by:
Clicking on Cole County Health Department Rules for On-Site Wastewater Systems
Where can I obtain a permit application?
- Permit applications can be picked up from our office during normal business hours
- If you are making an application for an On-Site Sewage Disposal System or repair of an existing system you will need to download and fill out the two following documents (PDF format):
- On-Site Sewage Disposal System Construction Permit Application
What is the cost ?
A permit Fee of $100.00 will apply at the time the permit is turned in. We cannot accept any incomplete applications
How quick are they approved?
Usually within 5 working days of submission, by either approving & issuing a permit, issuing a permit with necessary modifications for compliance, or rejecting permit.
How long is a permit good for?
All permits shall be valid for six months after date of issuance. Expiration dates are recorded on each permit. Permits may be renewed for a period of ninety days.
What is a Soil Morphology test?
A soil test is required for all systems being installed. Percolation tests are no longer accepted as they are not as accurate as soil evaluations Lagoon and or septic systems are under this rule.
Who can do the Soil Evaluations ?
Only a certified soil scientist can perform this these evaluations.
For a list of soil scientist in your area follow these links:
On-site Soil Evaluators List
Who can install my system?
Only a registered installer can put in a system. For a list of registered installers in your area follow these links:
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) also has information available on their site about On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems. Most of the above information should be included in with your permit application, for more information on state rules and regulations click here to visit the DHSS Site:
Information from DHSS about On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems
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Page Last Updated: June 2011