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On-site Waste Water Treatment (Septic) Systems

St. Louis County Environmental Services' On-Site Wastewater Division is responsible for the administration and coordination of on-site waste water treatment including enforcement of individual sewage treatment system regulations through permitting and inspection.  

  • Buying or Selling Property: St. Louis County Individual Sewage Treatment Ordinance 61 requires that property owners must provide full disclosure of the existence and status of on-site waste water treatment systems. Learn more about Buying or Selling Property...
  • Septic Service Providers: To find a licensed Designer, Inspector, Installer, Maintainer, or Service Provider refer to the MPCA website or contact one of our offices. Select "St. Louis County" and check the type of service you need at the MPCA's Septic Service Providers search page.
  • Septic System Permitting: A Permit To Construct a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) is required for the construction, installation, or renovation of any septic system, privy, or holding tank. Learn more about Septic System Permitting...
  • Septic System User Information: Information about how septic systems  protect human health and the environment. Learn more about Septic System User Information...
  • Septic System Videos: Septic system videos for property owners and developers. Learn more about Septic System Videos...
  • Imminent Public Health Threat Grant Program:  St. Louis County Environmental Services Department has monies available to assist low-income homeowners to repair or replace failing systems that are classified as Imminent Public Health threats, or non-compliant systems.
Contact us Compliance and Enforcement Videos Septic Loan Program IPHT Grant Program
St. Louis County Septic Loan information is available by contacting Bob Palmquist, Senior Business Developer at The NorthSpan Group, Inc.
218-529-7562 or 800-232-0707.  
E-mail bpalmquist@northspan.org  
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St. Louis County Environmental Services Department
307 First St. S., Ste. 115
Virginia, Minnesota  55792
e-mail: esdinfo@stlouiscountymn.gov
1-800-450-9278