Sherburne County Septic System Rules

Purchasing Home With Septic Tank Elk River MNThere is so much to consider when you are in the process of Buying A New Home. You may think about school districts, number of bedrooms, layout and type of Sewer System being used. Yes, having a failing sewage disposal system can be a deal breaker. Its like flushing money down the drain if you are not careful. This is why Elk River MN properties with a Private Septic System must pass a Septic Compliance Inspection Before Transfer of Property. As a Certified Septic Inspector, CSI Custom Septic, Inc. can guide you through the process of making sure the Backyard Septic System is currently in Sherburne County Septic Code Compliance.


10 Questions to Ask If Purchasing Home With Septic

If you are considering purchasing a home with an Existing Septic System, there are a few questions that you may want to ask before moving forward with the offer.

  1. What is the Age of the septic system?
  2. What Type of septic system is currently in use?
  3. When was the last time a Septic Compliance Inspection was done?
  4. What were the Results of Inspection?
  5. When was the last time the Septic Tank was Pumped Out?
  6. How Often do you usually have to Clean Septic Tank?
  7. Do you have Sewer Maintenance and Repair Records?
  8. Who is your Licensed Septic Services Provider?
  9. Have you noticed any Septic System Performance Issues?
  10. Do you have a As-Built Drawing showing Location of all septic components?


Sherburne County Septic System Rules

Sherburne County set up Septic System Compliance Inspection Rules to protect Homebuyers and all residents. The following is a simplified version of Zoning Ordinances that relate to Septic Compliance Inspections:

  • Majority of Sherburne County MN property transfers will require a current septic compliance inspection from a Certified Septic Inspector.
  • Septic systems 5 years old or older should have an inspection prior to transfer of property.
  • Septic compliance inspections need to be completed within the past 3 years in order to be valid for property transfer.
  • Request for many building permits must have a valid septic compliance inspection completed within the last 10 years – or have an existing septic system that is less than 10 years old.

*Please Note: Be sure to check with Elk River or other local communities for additional septic system regulations. Many mortgage lenders will also require that the sewer system be inspected by a Certified Septic Inspector.


Certificate of Compliance | Notice of Non Compliance

After a Septic Compliance Inspection has been completed by a qualified professional, you will receive the results in the form of either a Certificate of Compliance or a Notice of Non-compliance. In either event you should instructed on what to do next.

Please be aware that the inspector will be looking at the Current Condition of the existing septic system. This is Not an indication of Future Performance.


MN Certified Septic Inspector

CSI Custom Septic, Inc. is a fully Licensed and Insured Minnesota Septic Services Provider. We have an experienced MN Certified Septic Inspector on staff. Our services include Septic Compliance Inspections and Septic System Repairs and Replacement.

In Elk River, contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. to schedule a Septic Compliance Inspection at: 763-218-4769