What is a Septic System Compliance Inspection?
A Septic Compliance Inspection of an existing onsite wastewater treatment system is an evaluation to determine if it is Compliant with Minnesota State and Local codes. A Licensed Septic System Inspector will investigate and issue either a Certificate of Compliance (COC) or Notice of Non-Comliance (NON). Ham Lake, MN area property owners should contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for inspections of individual sewage treatment systems. We are Certified by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). All valid Compliance Inspections must completed by a qualified inspector who is authorized to fill out the MPCA existing SSTS Compliance Inspection Form.
Certificate of Compliance (COC)
A Certificate of Compliance (COC) certifies that your Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) is currently compliant with Minnesota Codes. The Septic Compliance Inspection must be handled by a Licensed Septic Professional who is authorized by the MPCA.
Following the septic system evaluation, Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) will provide you with your appropriate certificate within 15 days of completing the compliance inspection. A copy of the COC or NON will also be given to your Local Government Unit (LGU). A Certificate of Compliance (COC) is valid for 3 years.
Notice of Non-Compliance (NON)
If your Onsite Wastewater Treatment System has been found to be Non-Compliant with state and local codes you will receive a Notice of Non-Compliance (NON). This officially gives notice that your existing septic system is Not in Compliance with Minnesota regulations at the time of inspection.
A NON can be issued for two different types of designations. Your existing Septic System may be designated as failing as an Imminent Threat to Public Health or Safety or it may be listed as Failing to Protect Ground Water. Either way, your Notice of Non-Compliance will let you know the time frame in which to need to Upgrade, Repair or Replace your current onsite septic system.
MN Septic System Compliance Criteria
The criteria used to determine if an Individual Sewage Treatment System (ISTS) is compliant with state and local codes includes the following:
- Septic System Must protect human health and safety
- Septic System Must protect the ground water
- Septic System Must perform and operate according to standards of operating permit
- Septic System Must meet state and local requirements for vertical separation from shoreland, protected area or ground water
When SSTS Compliance Inspections are Required
Although Minnesota law does not require a Septic Compliance Inspection when property is transferred, there are numerous ordinances on the local level. Cities, counties or other forms of local government units (LGU) may require a Valid COC at the time of property transfer.
A Compliance Inspection may also be required under circumstances including a Home Addition, Splitting of Lots or when a Complaint has been received. Experienced Realtors and Mortgage Lenders often request an official Septic System Compliance Inspection before finalization of a sale.
MN Licensed Septic System Compliance Inspections
Contact Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for MPCA Certified Septic System Compliance Inspections in Ham Lake, MN. We are a MN Licensed Septic System Contractor that is qualified for completing Compliance Inspections across the state of Minnesota. Upon completion of an evaluation of your existing onsite wastewater treatment system, we will provide you with either a Certificate of Compliance (COC) or a Notice of Non-Compliance (NON).
Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769
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