On-site Septic Systems

The On-site Septic Program protects public health and the environment by preventing human exposure to sewage and the contamination of our groundwater by ensuring the proper placement, design, installation, and maintenance of on-site septic systems. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions by emailing us or calling during regular business hours 564.397.8428.

Financial Assistance

Property owners seeking to repair/replace their on-site sewage system or connect to municipal sewer utilities may qualify for financial assistance offered through Craft3, Clark County Community Services's, United States Department of Agriculture, or local public sewer provider. For more information, click here.


Realtors or homeowners should ensure that a current Report of System Status is on file with Clark County Public Health before listing a home for sale.  The report considered current for purposes of this subsection if it was completed within one year of the date of sale. 

Service Providers

For service providers certified in Clark County: 


Any individual offering services to pump, inspect, maintain, repair, or install an On-Site Septic System (OSS) shall be certified by Clark County Public Health. All OSS professionals are expected to comply fully with the requirements of their license or certification and with state and local on-site sewage systems law. All OSS professionals certified by CCPH must meet the requirements listed below in order to obtain or renew certification


For additional information, contact: Sean Hawes (Inspectors and Pumpers)

Local on-site septic system regulations

The Clark County Board of Health adopted Ordinance 24.17 in October 2007 during a public hearing 


You can:

  • See if your septic system is documented appropriately
  • View inspection reports from November 2007 - Present
  • Get quick access to the same records our staff use: like as-built drawings or permits


Navigate to the Clark County Property Information Center.

  1. Search by street address or tax account number
  2. Click the Environmental tab. Documents related to septic systems, wells or other Environmental Public Health information will be on the right side of the page. 


  • As-built: shows location of on-site sewage system
  • Permit: documentation of permitted system
  • Previous Inspections: links to onlineRME.com to show recent operation and maintenance inspections

If documents are not available please contact Clark County Public Health at (564) 397-8428.

Frequently Asked Questions


This list of steps will assist you in meeting the requirements to obtain an on-site sewage system permit.


We will send you a notice about 6 months before your inspection is due to give you time to meet the requirements below.

Conventional Gravity Every 3 years
Pressure Distribution Every 2 years
Advanced On-site sewage systems like Sand Filter, Sand Mound, Sand Lined Trench, Aerobic Treatment Units, etc.

Every year                                            

Food Establishments Every year regardless of type of system

If it's a conventional gravity system, yes! The homeowner must take a course from Public Health and pass the operations & maintenance (O&M) test ($20). The form for reporting inspection results will also be provided at that time.


Check these lists to see who is certified to pump or inspect septic systems in Clark County.


Inspections cost less than pumping, but the price may vary depending on the type of system you have. As private industry is providing this service, we cannot regulate their fees, but encourage you to get more than one quote before selecting an O & M specialist.


“Gray water” means sewage from bathtubs, showers, bathroom sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks. It includes sewage from any source in a residence or structure that has not come into contact with toilet wastes.