Onsite Wastewater 2024 Spring Open House

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March 22, 2024

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Welcome to the St. Louis County Onsite Wastewater news. You are receiving this message because you have signed up for updates with the St. Louis County Planning and Zoning Department. This resource will keep you updated with information about Onsite Wastewater news.

SSTS Professionals Open House Meeting

April 4, 2024, at 10:00 AM the Onsite Wastewater Division will be holding their annual spring SSTS Professionals open house meeting. The meeting will be located at 7823 Hwy 135, Virginia at the St. Louis County Public Works facility conference room. Like previous years, the division is dedicated to working with septic and industry professionals to improve the overall quality of St. Louis County’s septic program. The Division will be hosting one open house meeting to discuss the direction of the program through providing consistent messaging, sharing updates, and discussing many topics related to the septic program. The meeting will be a round table discussion with a controlled and respectful format to encourage engagement and feedback from those in attendance.

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New 2024 Fee Schedule

St. Louis County Onsite Wastewater has updated its permit fees for 2024. The fee structure remains the same, however you'll find an approximate 3% increase on the permit fees. We have updated our forms to reflect these new fees and departmental changes. Please visit the Onsite Wastewater web pages to access the updated forms. 

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Online Septic Permitting

It’s been three years since the launch of our FTG online permitting system. The new online septic permitting system allows contractors and homeowners to apply for, provide necessary attachments, and submit payment (by credit card) for septic permits online. We encourage all applying for a septic permit, compliance inspection, operating permit renewal, abandonment, owner transfer operating permit, point of sale transfer and disclosure agreement, or annual submittal to do so through OSW-Septic Citizen Portal.

The online system accelerates the process for both the applicant and county staff, resulting in permits being processed and issued faster. For applicants, it saves them a trip to a county office or to the post office and gives them the option of paying online by credit card, debit card, or e-check. Once the application is submitted online, there is less data entry required by county staff, resulting in quicker processing, review, and issuance.

To apply for a septic permit through the Citizen Portal please visit OSW-Septic Citizen Portal Applications.

For access to updated forms and applications, ordinances and technical standards, information related to point of sale, financial assistance, and septic systems, or previous GovDelivery Newsletters, please visit the St. Louis County Onsite Wastewater  webpage.

For Citizen Portal Support please visit our webpage or call the Planning and Zoning Department phone number listed at the bottom of this bulletin.

Contact Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department has implemented a one phone number main line call center system. During business hours, support staff from the department are available to answer incoming calls and will triage calls and inquiries to available Planners and/or Environmental Specialists dependent on the caller’s needs. This provides greater efficiency addressing incoming calls received and is more effective with addressing the public’s needs. The new Planning and Zoning Department phone number is 218-471-7103.

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Onsite Wastewater

If you have any questions about Onsite Wastewater, please contact:

Phone: (218) 471-7103
Email: oswinfo@stlouiscountymn.gov