Are there any times where the use permit requirement would be waived?
Yes, in 5 cases:
  1. A permit will be waived if each OWTS on the property received final approval for an OWTS construction permit from the Environmental Health Department within the 5-year period preceding the date of closing on the real estate transaction or issuance of building permit
  2. A permit will be waived if, following inspection, a construction permit has been issued by the Environmental Health Department for each noncompliant OWTS on the property and the buyer has agreed in a writing acceptable to the department to assume the applicant’s obligations under the permit and to complete the necessary repair / construction within the time frame dictated by the permit.
  3. A permit will be waived if the department, at its discretion, waives the requirement where warranted by a particular fact or situation, such as a buyer that agrees to demolish an existing dwelling and abandon the existing OWTS within a defined time period.
  4. A permit will be waived if the valuation of a building permit remodel/addition does not exceed $30,000 and will not increase the number of bedrooms or proposed water use and is consistent with previously permitted uses.
  5. A permit will be waived if the proposed construction for a detached structure (e.g., a shed or barn) does not include plumbing (e.g., sink or toilet) that will require an OWTS.

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1. What is an onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS)?
2. What is a use permit?
3. When is an OWTS use permit required?
4. Why was this regulation passed?
5. Are there any times where the use permit requirement would be waived?
6. How do I obtain a use permit?
7. What will an inspection report done by a licensed system inspector entail?
8. How long is an inspection good for?
9. Who will conduct the inspections?
10. Will the process of obtaining a use permit delay closing or prolong the time necessary to get a building permit?
11. How much will a use permit application cost?