Septic Systems

The Health Department's Septic System Program and Operation & Maintenance Program work to ensure that septic systems are located and installed correctly and kept in good working condition. These efforts reduce the risk of contaminating groundwater and surface water, reduce the risk to people from exposure to untreated sewage, and help extend the working life of septic systems.

Check Your Application Status Online!

Septic System Inspections -

Click here  for an Extended Maintenance and Minor Repair Notification or Call (253) 798-3811

Environmental Health Code, Chapter 1, General Provisions - Board of Health Resolution 2010-4221

Environmental Health Code, Chapter 2, On-Site Sewage Board of Health Resolution 2014-4414

Appeals Process of Orders and Decisions of the Health Officer, Board of Health Resolution 2010-4224

On-Site Sewage Fee Schedule

To serve you better we have added new features to our web page. The following new features are now available:

On-Site Sewage System Application Process

To view septic system Operation and Maintenance records, click here.

For information about new septic systems on undeveloped property, click here.

For information on remodeling or replacing structures on your property, click here.

For information on septic system repairs, click here.

For information on Operation and Maintenance of your septic system, click here.

For information on Report of System Status for real estate transactions, click here.

To file a complaint about the work of a Septic Service Company or individual working in Pierce County, click here.

For more information about the Septic System Program call (253) 798-6470 or email us.

For information on meeting Pierce County's Exempt Well Requirements, click here.