Household Sewage

Private Septic Systems


This program involves permitting and inspecting for household sewage systems of 1, 2, and 3 family dwellings. Inspections include location, type, and installation of new, replacement, and altered systems. Additional inspections include new surveys for possible building sites, sewage nuisance complaints, and annual aeration sewage system monitoring. Existing sewage systems are inspected for real estate transactions. Private sewage system contractors are registered to do work in Sandusky County.


To install a private septic system, you need:

Home Sewage Treatment System Application


To find a registered sewage system installer, soil evaluator, system designer, or septage hauler in Sandusky County

check the following listings:

Service Providers

Registered Installers

Soil Evaluators

Designers for Household Sewage Treatment Systems

Septage Haulers


Realty Inspections

Realty Request Form

Buying Property?  Here's what you need to know


Ohio Department of Health Sewage Treatment Systems:

Sandusky County Public Health can be contacted 24 hours a day in the event of an after-hours public health emergency. 

After hours call the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 419-334-6433 and ask to speak to a Public Health Official.

Public health emergencies could include:

An immediate environmental health hazard (e.g. drinking water contamination)

An infectious disease of immediate public health concern

(a Class A reportable disease, which requires disease reporters to contact the health department immediately by phone)