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Septic System Permitting

Apply for your permit to construct by downloading and completing the Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Residential Application. After the SSTS application is received staff will:

  • Review the design, clarify details with the designer if necessary
  • Verify soils on site with the designer if requested
  • Issue the Permit To Construct the SSTS or return the application if more information is needed
  • If it is determined that the design does not conform to the requirements of Ordinance 61 the owner is notified and the application is returned
  • An owner may choose to apply for a Variance to be heard before the St. Louis County Board of Adjustment
  • Appropriate forms and instructions on the variance process will be provided

Most common forms needed:   

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    St. Louis County Environmental Services Department
    307 First St. S., Ste. 115
    Virginia, Minnesota  55792











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