Soil Evaluations & Percolation Test How to Apply
Soil evaluations and percolation tests are used to determine the
absorption of the soil for liquid waste and to determine the number of
bedrooms a septic system placed on this property will accommodate.
The results are documented by the Health Department Sanitarian for
future use at the time of a building permit application and used to
design a septic system for the property.
This fee can be paid in the form of cash, check or credit card (Mastercard or Visa only)
The following information pertaining to the
property must be supplied at the time of application along with the
letter containing fees due.
Name of owner / applicant
Address of property
Name of subdivision and lot number (if applicable)
Site plan or health department file number
It is also necessary for the applicant to
choose a backhoe operator for the excavation. This work may also be done
by the homeowner.
The backhoe operator must contact the
Health Department Sanitarian to set up an appointment for testing to
take place. This service is done on a first come, first serve basis and
an appointment is necessary.