When does the Scott County Zoning Ordinance cause a septic system to be reviewed?
Any time a building permit is applied for and the home is in a shoreland district, the sewage system may have to be reviewed for compliance. Building permits that deal with maintenance of a home such as siding, roofing, new windows or furnace, etc., will not trigger the sewage system to be reviewed. However, the system must be reviewed for the addition of a new deck, enlargement of a deck, a garage, or a second story addition to the house. In some situations the system may be required to be replaced, and a septic permit may then have to be applied for at the same time the building permit is applied for.

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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?