Information Request Form
Liquid Waste License
Expediting Building Permit Approval
Frequently Asked Questions
Best Available Technologies Septic Systems
Well & Septic
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.
Applicants must submit their
application for soil evaluation and percolation test
in person at the Frederick County Health Department/ Environmental Health Services.
The fee for the permit can be found on the
Fee will be determined by septic area sizing
This fee can be paid in cash or with a personal check
Information pertaining to the property must be supplied at the time of application.
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 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.
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