Requirements for Septic and Well Permits
Rowan County Environmental Health Department
The following items must be completed prior to the submittal of any Environmental Health Application. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant and cannot be process or placed on the work list.
Completed Permits and Signatures are required for Inspections.
Check all items below to indicate you have submitted each form, and completed every site requirement.
All INCOMPLETE applications will be discarded 10 days after date of receipt.
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Complete all Environmental Health forms:
Site Plan with dimensions of proposed structure, addition, pool etc.
Documentation to Authorize Owner Agent (if the property owner Is not the applicant)
Copy of Zoning Permit, when applicable
Sign this sheet after you have completed all Items
Lot must be cleared of heavy under growth:
In order to evaluate the lot, the footprint of the proposed structure must be visible.
Adequate area for the septic drain field and repair area must be sufficiently cleared of heavy undergrowth, with 50 feet of visibility In all directions.
Inspectors must be able to evaluate the property, shoot laser level elevations, layout the drain field, do soils work, etc.
Clearly mark all property comers by locating existing Iron or concrete markers.
Flag all property lines every 25 feet if adjacent corners are not visible when standing on any given corner.
Property lines must be flagged by a Licensed NC Surveyor & easily identified prior to application submittal.
Mow lines and/or fence lines do NOT constitute marked lines.
If the property lines are not properly marked when the lot is ready to be evaluated, then the application will be put on hold and a site re-visit fee charged.
Stake or flag the footprint of the proposed structure, addition, pool etc. to match the site plan submitted. The proposed structure, etc. must be staked out on the property as per the site plan.
If the lot is not adequately cleared and house/property lines sufficiently marked, then a site revisit fee will be charged and the evaluation will be put on hold until the requirement is met.
If an Authorization to Construct (AC) is desired, submit a recorded copy of the plat for newly created or subdivided lot(s) and a LEGIBLE copy of the site including decks, porches, etc.
The overall dimensions of the property and structure must be clearly noted.
When an Expansion Application is submitted, all utilities shall be marked before soil can evaluated. Call NC 811 for this service.
The applicant/agent is responsible for securing these services.
If backhoe pits are required to be dug at the locations, pit depths will be determined by the Environmental Health Speciallst or a NC Licensed Soil Scientist. A minimum of three pits must be dug.
The applicant is responsible for contacting the EH Specialist to schedule site evaluation appointment.
By signing below I am acknowledging the above specifications have been met and the site is ready to be evaluated and I understand the backhoe pit requirement and will secure those services.
Sign and Date Below: