Septic System Operational & Maintenance Permit Program

May 23, 2023

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is tasked with making sure property owners perform the proper maintenance of their sewage treatment systems. Property
owners with septic systems are required to 1) Have their system professionally maintained; 2) Have a field assessment performed periodically to check for proper functioning; and 3) Obtain an operating
permit from the local health district. Public Health -Dayton & Montgomery County issues Operation Permits for Sewage Treatment Systems.  As those operating periods expire, residents of Montgomery County with these systems will now begin to receive their renewal notices starting in July 2023. The goal is to inventory and assess every septic system in the county by 2030. This will entail searching for systems currently not permitted and communicating with homeowners regarding the process and requirements. Any systems identified as creating a public health nuisance can either be repaired or replaced within 5 years.

Please see the following letter from Public Health for full details on the program and process here.



Last modified: May 23, 2023

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