Why Do I Need A Septic Compliance Inspection?

MN Septic Compliance Inspections

Do you need a Septic System Compliance Inspection for your Rogers, MN home? There are several reasons why the answer to that question could be yes. Our last Blog Part 1, covered what a septic compliance inspection is and who is authorized to conduct the inspection. In this Part 2 on compliance inspections, we will go over reasons why your property is required to have an inspection and what it means if you receive a Certificate of Compliance  (COC) or a notice of Noncompliance (NON).

 Why Are Sewage Treatment Systems Inspected?

An onsite septic system is commonly referred to as a SSTS, which stands for Subsurface Sewage Treatment System. You may also hear the term ISTS (Individual Sewage Treatment System). Each sewage system must be evaluated for compliance with state and local regulations. A Malfunctioning or Noncompliant system can pose a health risk for people and the environment. Protecting the groundwater is crucial to prevent infection and disease.

A Septic System Disclosure is not the same as a compliance inspection. The disclosure describes the location of the SSTS and the condition that it is in. This disclosure by the property owner is done to the best of their knowledge. A septic compliance inspection must be conducted by a trained and Licensed Septic Professional.

Requirement For Compliance Inspections

While the State of Minnesota does not require septic compliance inspections at property transfer, most Local Government Units (LGUs) do have requirements for several reasons. These government entities include Cities, Townships and Counties.

Transfer of Property – a sewer system compliance inspection may be requested by a Real Estate Agent, Mortgage Lender or Purchaser before the sale of a home

  • Title Transfer – many local governments require that a property have a compliance inspection before title may transfer to a new owner
  • Complaint Received by LGUs
  • Area Survey
  • Spills on the lot
  • Constructing a New Septic System
  • Replacing an Onsite Sewage Treatment System
  • Bedroom(s) Addition
  • Building Permit near Shoreland Area

What If I Receive Notice Of Noncompliance?

If your SSTS fails the compliance inspection you will receive a Notice of Noncompliance (NON) that states that your SSTS does not meet state regulations at time of inspection. The NON will give a time frame to comply to regulations. Most LGUs in Minnesota will give you 10 months to Repair or Replace your septic system and bring it into compliance.


Contact Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) to schedule a Septic System Compliance Inspection for your Rogers, MN home. Brad has more than 17 years of experience in the septic business. He is Licensed by the State of Minnesota MPCA to perform compliance inspections and issue a Certificate of Compliance (COC) or Noncompliance (NON).

State and local regulations require that each onsite sewage treatment system in Minnesota be in compliance. A faulty septic system can pose a Threat to Public Health and the Environment. Maintaining your individual sewage treatment system is the best way to keep it healthy.

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Serving the Twin Cities Metro area and Northern Minnesota.

Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769