Much of Wyandot County is unsewered so individual home sewage systems are necessary in order for home building to continue. Due to recent law and rule changes, the process which a premise is evaluated has drastically changed.
The first step for a homeowner who wishes to have their new building site evaluated for a septic system is to contact a soils evaluator. Contact Wyandot County Public Health to get a list of persons/companies who are interested in testing soils in Wyandot County.
The second step is to have a designer/installer design the septic system by using the soils forms which were completed by the soil evaluator. Once the homeowner has the soils form and the completed design, a site review can be conducted by Public Health.
Once the staff sanitarian has the completed soils evaluation, approved design, a site review application, and the required fee, an on-site inspection will be conducted to assure the site is suitable for the proposed system. The site review approval is only good for one year. A septic permit must be obtained within that year or the site approval is void. In order to obtain a septic permit, you will need to complete an application, have a registered installer performing the work, and pay the required fee.
Complaints involving malfunctioning systems are investigated and orders to repair are issued with follow up action to assure correction. Sewage installers and liquid waste haulers are also registered and inspected by Public Health.
Click here for statewide technical guidance on system components and NPDES system approval.
Beginning October 1, 2017, Wyandot County Public Health will be implementing our updated Operation and Maintenance Program per the Ohio Administrative Code section 3701-29.
Property owners will be required to obtain a new operation permit for an existing septic system if there is a sale, transfer, or conveyance of a property containing a 1, 2, or 3 family dwelling on the property, if it is not exempt from real property conveyance fees per the Wyandot County Auditor. A new operation permit will also be required if there is a replacement of a 1, 2, or 3 family dwelling; if there is any substantial alteration resulting in additional bedrooms; or if there is an identification of a septic system failure.
These permits are renewable and will be valid for 1 year to 10 years depending on the type of septic system on the property. For more information on this program, click here.
Click below for a list of registered septic installers, haulers, and service providers in Wyandot County.
For all other applications and forms, please see our Forms page.