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December 3, 2020

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Welcome to the St. Louis County on-site wastewater news. You are receiving this message because you have signed up for updates with St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department. This resource will keep you updated with information about on-site wastewater news.

Soil Confirmation for Winter Installation

As winter approaches, soil confirmations will become increasingly difficult to complete with confidence due to site condition challenges and the possibility of frost. Because of this, contractors intending to install a system this season should contact our department as soon as possible to confirm the soils before conditions worsen.

Freezing or Frozen Soil SSTS Installation Policy

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Septic Records Now Available Online

Septic Field

Online septic permits are available through: 
Septic Records
How To Access Septic Records Guide
County’s Land Explorer  

Available! Septic Grants & Loans

Grants: In cooperation with Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA), St. Louis County has grants available for low-to-moderate income home owners with septic systems that are noncompliant or imminent threat to public health and/or safety. These forgivable loans are no interest, no payment loans that are forgiven after 5 years of ownership. 

Loans: Low interest loans are available to assist St. Louis County property owners with financing site evaluation, design, installation, repair and replacement of individual sewage treatment

For more information and an application, please contact AEOA at 1-800-662-5711.

Contact us

Planning and Community Development

If you have any questions about On-Site Wastewater, please contact:

Duluth Office: (218) 725-5200
Virginia Office: (218) 749-0625
Email: oswinfo@stlouiscountymn.gov

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