Monroe County Sanitation Department

NOTICE:  Effective Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Monroe County building access will change.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Monroe County asks the public to continue to use remote options such as the Monroe County website, phone, email, and mail for all business that they are able. Monroe County Department contact listing can be found under the Quick Links on the Monroe County webpage.

Please do not visit county facilities if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, cough, fever, chills, sore throat, fatigue or body aches, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste, or you have recently been around anyone known to have or suspected of having COVID-19

If you need to meet with a county department you are asked to call ahead and make an appointment to limit the number of people in waiting areas.

All visitors are encouraged to wear masks and social distance while conducting county business on site.

Sanitation/Zoning/ Forestry/Parks/IT: Open to public with appointments encouraged. Pick up applications from entrance door holder or off website. All residents needing to drop mail or make payments may use the secure drop box on the porch, available at all hours.

COVID-19 and Septics


Welcome to the Sanitation Department.

If you live in an area of Monroe Countythat is not served by a public sewage disposal plant you need a private sewage disposal system to service a dwelling, business, etc. which has running water.

Sanitary permits are required to:

  • install a new system
  • repair an existing system
  • replace or modify an existing system
  • reconnect to an existing system
  • install a privy

To comply with State law and County Sanitation Ordinance requirements all private sewage systems shall be subject to an on-going inspection program.

At three-year intervals the County Sanitation Department will send you a certification form which must be signed by you and co-signed by a licensed plumber or a licensed septic tank pumper and then returned to the department.

The inspection form shall certify that the sewage disposal system is in proper operating condition; the system is being used for the purpose for which it was designed; and the septic is less than one-third (1/3) full of sludge and scum.

Remember that a good maintenance program and water conservation will insure a better operation and longer life for your waste disposal system.

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