A residential/commercial repair permit is required to repair an on-site sewage disposal system.
- An application to repair an existing on-site sewage disposal system (alteration permit) requires a sanitation installation permit
- You must both be the owner and occupant of the house in order to do the work yourself. This work may not be done on a dwelling that is now or will be for sale, lease, rent or exchange in the near future.
- For other residential or commercial properties, a licensed State of Oregon, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) installer has to do the installation
- If you have any questions, please call the Environmental Soils section at (503) 823-6892
- There is also a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) surcharge to be paid along with the fee
Along with the completed permit application, the following items are needed:
- Land Feasibility Study Number (for major repair)
- Scaled legible site plan showing all existing structures, existing and proposed repair septic system, and private well (if applicable)
- Detailed floor plan (Not required for minor repair - 4 bedrooms or less)
Plan review for a repair permit takes approximately 21 working days if the application is complete.
The Bureau of Development Services review groups that will review the repair permit application are:
- Planning and Zoning
- Sanitarian Review
- Plumbing Review
- The approved permit will be mailed to the applicant. The permit must be posted on the job site.
- If the application is incomplete, you will be notified by Environmental Soils staff are asked to submit the necessary corrections
- After the corrections are received, your application will be reviewed again
- When you receive the permit, you may call to schedule an inspection at (503) 823-7000.
- For more information, call sanitation inspections at (503) 823-6892.