When is a compliance inspection required?
Current State Laws require a compliance inspection to be done any time a new sewage system is installed; before a local unit of government can issue a permit for the addition of a bedroom to a home; any time a permit or variance is requested to alter an existing system; and any time a sewage system is reviewed to determine if it is in compliance.

Scott County’s Ordinance also requires a compliance inspection when there is a change in use of the property (i.e. residential to commercial, commercial to industrial, or the addition of a business to a home); when new lots are developed and one of the lots has an existing sewage system; whenever a horizontal addition or an accessory structure (such as a garage, deck, or pole building) is added to a home and acceptable information is not available regarding the soil properties and/or the installation of the sewage system; and for a change from seasonal to year round use or when the Scott County Zoning Ordinance causes a system to be reviewed for compliance.

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1. What is a compliance inspection?
2. What is a failing system?
3. When is a compliance inspection required?
4. Does Scott County require a compliance inspection whenever a home is bought or sold?
5. When does the Scott County Zoning Ordinance cause a septic system to be reviewed?
6. If a system is found to be “failing” when must it be repaired or replaced?
7. Will the County require replacement of a failing system if it is located in an area proposed for City Sewer?
8. If a system is relatively new, will the system still need a compliance inspection?
9. How long is a compliance inspection valid?
10. How long should an individual sewage treatment system last?
11. How much does a new system cost?
12. If my ISTS is failing, will I need to replace it with a mound?
13. Does the County require all systems to be inspected and fixed?
14. Will the County’s required maintenance inspection program result in discovery of failing systems?
15. How often must my septic tank be pumped?
16. What does a maintenance inspection include and how much will it cost?