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Online Submittals Can Be Tricky!

Online Residential Building Clearances

Online submittals can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with the Health District permitting process.

We encourage applicants to come to our office during our regular office hours if you have difficulty with any of the following:

  • Understanding your existing Health District records.
  • Answering the Building Clearance application questions.
  • Drawing up your site plan to meet our established Site Plan Requirements.
  • Or if you have any other questions.
At our office you can consult with a member of our staff prior to submitting your online application. We are happy to guide you through the application process and advise you on your site plan. You do not need an appointment to consult with a member of our staff.

If you come in with a prepared site plan, in some circumstances we may even be able to approve your project over the counter, at a reduced fee.

It is important to know that once your application is submitted and we begin the formal review process we are unable to refund any review fees, even if your application is denied. If this happens you will be informed of the reason for the denial so that you can make the appropriate changes and you will have to resubmit.

AVOIDING DELAYS
The most common reasons for delayed review or approval are:

  • Incomplete/inaccurate site plans. Read the site plan requirements carefully. In your records you should find a septic design, which will include property shape and dimensions, and your As-Built or Record of Construction, which will illustrate how your septic system was installed.
  • Entering the wrong person as the applicant (for online submittals).
  • Submitting the Building Clearance before the required septic tank pumping is done.
  • Failing to submit the Connection Permit at the time of Building Clearance submittal (if applicable)
  • Forgetting to notify the Health District that the septic connection is ready for inspection. When you make the new connection to your septic system, you will need to leave the connection exposed for inspection. You can notify the Health District that your connection is ready for inspection here. Requests submitted before 3:30 p.m. will be inspected within 48 business hours.

Proceed to the online Building Clearance application


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