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Onsite Sewage Systems - Septic System

Rules/Ordinances – State of Indiana Regulations

Register Contractors, Soil Scientists, and IOWPA Inspectors

Marshall County Ordinances

Permit Applications

Before purchasing a property, you should be sure that a septic system can be installed and what kind of septic will be suitable for the soil and parcel conditions. If these steps are not taken, any investment in the property may be lost. Each site is unique and systems on surrounding parcels are not a guide to what is possible on your lot, in your soil, or allowed by current codes. For vacant ground, you may want to be a check on zoning to be sure there are not any restrictions on the lot. Phone: 574 935-8540.

All Marshall County onsite sewage system permits require the homeowner to submit a completed application before the permit can be issued. This application must be submitted along with the proposed septic design and the relevant fee.

Commercial Septic System Permit

New Construction falls under the Indiana Department of Health for approval. A Marshall County Onsite Sewage System Permit is also required.

Existing Septic Release – Residential Septic System Permit

Operating Permit

This is for the continued use of a septic system. Marshall County will require some operating permits on newer technologies that must be maintained. These are generally systems not described in detail in the state code. While all systems need maintenance conventional systems, flood and pressure dose systems, and mounds, in general, will not need operating permits.

Resources Pertaining to Septic (Onsite Sewage) Systems