Meet septic system requirements before you do.
Get your septic system pumped and inspected before you sell your property. After the Health Department inspection, we issue a Report of System Status (RSS) which:
- States the condition of the system at the time of inspection.
- Includes information about the septic system and any minor deficiencies.
- Includes best practices for long-term septic system care.
Let's get started.
- Contact a certified professional. Have your system inspected and the tanks pumped.
- Submit your inspection report and RSS application online, by mail or in person.
- We review the application and report for problems.
- We ask for 10 business days to issue the RSS. There is no way to rush the process.
- You can view your RSS application status online at eco.tpchd.org.
We recommend you submit your applications early. Once we issue the RSS, it is valid for one year.
Need more information?
- What is Report of System Status and how do I get one? Outlines how to prepare for a home sale if you have a septic system.
- 90 day conditional RSS. Used to sell a property where a deficiency has been identified. Includes an agreement to resolve issues within 90 days.
- Water supply review for your private or public water system. Checks the adequacy of the water supply.
- RSS Request for Exemption form
- Septic System Service Companies certified to work in Pierce County.
- Find your record drawing online. Search for records on any property.
- Search for previous service and inspection reports online.
- RSS Guidance for properties with multiple structures.
Contact us at EHsepticsystems@tpchd.org or (253) 798-7392.