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Wells and Environmental Health

The Steuben County Health Department is committed to improving environmental health awareness through investigations, permitting, inspections, and regulatory enforcement.

The permitting and inspection of water wells and on-site sewage disposal systems are performed on a daily basis. This includes but is not limited to site inspections, water well testing and water quality testing for recreational purposes. Food safety is assured through inspections and permitting as well. General environmental health complaints are investigated regarding any conditions, which transmit, generate, or promote disease. This is inclusive of all chemical or fuel spills or hazardous waste.

Other environmental investigations such as animal bites, swimming pools, tattoo and body piercing parlors are part of the Health Departments daily routine to ensure public health.

Please call (260) 668-1000 ext.1500 if needing a well or septic permit, to make an appointment with an Environmental Health Specialist.

License Fees for Well and Septic

Septic System and Well Permits
: $40.00 per permit
Permit is valid for 1 year from issue date.

Letters of Non-Objection
: $20.00 per letter written
Letter is valid for 1 year from issue date.

All fees are not refundable

All permits and/or fees are not transferable

Onsite Sewage System Forms are available on the Documents page.

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