Onsite Wastewater (Septic Systems)


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The Onsite Wastewater Division is responsible for the administration and coordination of onsite wastewater treatment systems throughout St. Louis County. The division regulates the St. Louis County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance 61, along with incorporating by reference minimum standards established by Minnesota statutes and administrative rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). These regulations are intended to serve the best interests of the County's citizens by protecting their health, safety, general welfare and natural resources.

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  1. May 24 - Read our latest updates for the 2024 season.
  2. SSTS Ordinance 61 amendments adopted by the County Board on March 28, 2023. Click here to view the amended ordinance and technical standards.
  3. Online Permitting is here! Click here to apply for a septic permit online.
  4. Septic Records Online: Click Here
  5. Free Subscription service about septic news: Click Here
For further information, email us at: oswinfo@stlouiscountymn.gov