To ensure that residents of the community do not experience disease, adverse health effects or nuisances resulting from improperly or inadequately treated sewage.
The Board of Health is charged with the enforcement authority of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-29 and Part 8 of the Regulations of the Board of Health of the County General Health District concerning the construction, installation and maintenance of individual sewage disposal systems servicng 1, 2 and 3 family dwellings. The Health District also licenses and inspects semi-public sewage treatment systems that are licensed through the House Bill 110 contract with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Issuance of new, replacement and alteration permits for home sewage disposal systems (HSDS).
Evaluations of vacant properties to determine their ability to be served by a home sewage disposal system.
Inspection/evaluations of existing home sewage disposal systems prior to the sale or refinancing of a home.
Home sewage disposal system installer, septic tank pumper and aeration contractor registrations.
Issuance of sewer connection orders.
Annual inspection of all semi-public sewage systems.
The health district evaluates all vacant properties that require a home sewage disposal system prior to building. This review determines the availability of a building site on a property. This preliminary site review will need to be given to your soil scientist in order to assist them with the evaluation of the lot in preparation for establishing the site and type of system that will be required. You can find a link to a the current list of soil scientists under Environmental - Lists.
You may print the application for site review and mail it to the Health Department with the appropriate fee, or bring the application to the office personally. If you mail the application, please include a daytime phone number. You will be called to schedule the appointment when the application and fee have been received. Please be sure to fill the application out completely. Please go to the Applications file to print a site review application.
Septic Real Estate Inspection: (for home sale/refinance):
This is an inspection/evaluation of an existing home sewage disposal system prior to the sale or refinancing of a home. These are usually requested by the financial institution. A real estate inspection is not required by the Morrow County Board of Health. Please call the Health Department to schedule. Please see the Environmental Health Fee