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Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems

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Homeowner's Tips for Septic Tanks 

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Kentucky Application and Permitting Process for Individual Home Sewage Systems

General Information

The Onsite Wastewater Program is administered through local health departments and begins with the use of onsite evaluations to determine if site and soil conditions are suitable for onsite wastewater systems. Certified inspectors perform site evaluations and inspections in Kentucky and certified installers must install systems unless a homeowner wishes to install his or her own system and obtains a homeowner’s permit.

To register a complaint regarding a septic system, septic system installer or septic tank pumper, please contact your local health department.

Local health department contact information.

Statutes and Regulations

Onsite Regulations 902 KAR 10:085 

Septic Tank Servicing Regulation 902 KAR 10:170

902 KAR 10:170 Septic Tank Servicing

902 KAR 10:085 Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems

Additional Information

Application and Permitting Process For In pidual Home Sewage Systems 

Kentucky Homeowner's Manual For Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems