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Septic Repair
How to Apply
  • Applicants must submit for a septic repair (sample repair permit) in person at the Frederick County Health Department/ Environmental Health Services.
  • The fee for the permit can be found on the Fee Schedule
    •  This fee can be paid in cash, check made payable to Frederick County Health Department or Visa/Mastercard (until 4:00 p.m. only).  Exact change or check is required after 4:00 p.m.
  • Information pertaining to the property must be supplied at the time of application, including, but not limited to:
    • Name of owner/applicant
    • Mailing address
    • Address of property
    • Name of subdivision and lot number (if applicable)
  • It is also necessary for the applicant to choose a licensed Frederick County septic installer to perform the repair.
    • A property owner may perform their own repair; however, prior to doing so a Septic Release form must be signed with the Health Department.
  • Applicant must have their contracted septic system installer contact the Health Department to have a Sanitarian meet them at the site.
  • At the time of the site visit, the Sanitarian will conduct any necessary soil evaluation and percolation testing and determine the appropriate means of repairing the septic system.  A BACKHOE IS REQUIRED FOR THE EXCAVATION.
  • Once the repair has been completed, but before it is covered, the installer must contact the Sanitarian for a final inspection.
  • When the final inspection is completed, a certificate is issued to the property owner that verifies the repair was done to the satisfaction of the Health Department.