This will serve as clarification on the Genesee County Health Department’s policy on lot evaluations to replace an existing sewage system.
If you know that your sewage system is failing, you must obtain a permit before having a licensed septic installer do any work. Septic Installers must be licensed through the Genesee County Health Department (for a list of licensed septic installers, click here).
**Please note that your municipality may require you to hook up to sanitary sewer if it is available, rather than replacing your septic field. If this is the case, we will deny your application. Please check with your local municipality for sewer availability and limitations, prior to applying for the permit.**
You must call MISS DIG 811 prior to your septic evaluation.
If you are not sure if your septic is failing, but have concerns, please contact our office to speak with your area sanitarian at (810) 257-3603.
Applications should be submitted as follows:
1. On-site Sewage Disposal Application with Part A completed, signed, and dated.
2. Scaled Site Plan Drawing is required prior to permit issuance.
*Location of old well, if applicable
*Location of new well
*Dimensions from new well to contaminates (septic or sewer line)
*Distance from new well to the house
*Distance from new well to two adjacent property lines.
You may pay in person with cash, check made to GCHD or Genesee County Health Department, or *VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
(*Credit card must be in YOUR name, accompanied by YOUR photo ID.)
Residential or Commercial Property……………………… $400.00
*Once ‘Part C Permit to Install’ portion off the application is completed – no refunds or transfer of fees will be granted.
This procedure will allow us to have all information necessary to make a thorough evaluation of the property, and keep our records consistent and complete.
Please stop by our office in person to get a permit or call us so that we can mail you a permit application.
Genesee County Health Department
Floyd J. McCree Courts and Human Services Center
630 S. Saginaw St. Suite 4
Flint, Michigan 48502-1540