Environmental Permits Handbook
Domestic Septage Disposal Site Permit
Any person who proposes to land dispose of domestic septage from septic tanks or other sewage treatment or disposal facilities must obtain a domestic septage disposal site permit.
What Information Must I Provide?
Applicants must submit the following information:
How Will My Application Be Processed?
Completed application forms and application fee should be sent to the Division of Ground Water Protection at the local county office, a regional Environmental Assistance Center, or the Nashville central office. A detailed review of the application is conducted, and the applicant is sent a notification letter when the review is complete. A permit is granted or denied within 45 days of the date of application. Permits expire on December 31 each year and must be renewed. Permits are not transferable and become invalid upon change of ownership.
What Fees Are Required?
Permit Fee: $400
What Are My Rights and Responsibilities After the Permit is Approved?
The applicant has the right to proceed with activities outlined in the approved permit. They must notify the Department of any changes to application information. The applicant is responsible for following all applicable state statutes and regulations.. Applicants have the right to appeal a permit that has been denied, suspended or revoked.
What Are the Divisions Rights and Responsibilities After the Permit is Approved?
The Division has the right to inspect proposed sites prior to permitting as well as after a permit has been granted. The Division has the right to revoke, suspend, or deny the issuance of a permit to any applicant who violates the state statutes or departmental regulations. Any person who violates or fails to comply with the state statutes, rules, or regulations may be subject to cival penalties.
Whom Do I Contact For Applications, Assistance and Other Information?
Applicants may obtain applications and information from the Tennessee Division of Ground Water Protection.
Applicants may refer to the following publications for further information:
TDEC Rule 1200-1-6: Regulations to Govern Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
TCA Section 68-221-401..414: Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems