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ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION

E-Mail: mnew@localhealth.in.gov

Residential Septic Systems

The Jefferson County Health Department follows the current Jefferson County Ordinance No. 2013-02

The Jefferson County Health Department follows the current Indiana State Department of Health rule 410 IAC 6-8.3

You must use a Jefferson County Health Department Certified Contractor to Design, Layout, Obtain a Permit and Install your septic system. You may contact our office for this list.

Your contractor will need the following information:

(1.)  A detailed accurate floor plan (all levels including the basement and attached Garages) of the home/ structure to be built/ installed. Modular and Mobile Homes/ Structures must also have model numbers and show all room options if different from the standard floor plan.

(2.)  A detailed soil survey and evaluation by a Certified Soil Scientist. The Contractor should schedule this for you. Your Certified Contractor, Certified Soil Scientist and Environmental Health Specialist will meet onsite during the Soil Evaluation. It is also suggested that the homeowner be onsite during this time if possible.

(3.)  Are there any underground utilities in close proximity to the area where the septic system is to be installed? Such as Wells, Electric Service Lines, Telephone Lines, existing Septic Systems, etc.

(4.)  You will need to be able to identify all property boundaries including any legal easements on your property.

(5.)  Let your contractor know where you would like to put your home on the property, however the exact placement of the home may be altered to accommodate the septic system.

Application process

Property Owners must complete an ON-SITE WASTE WATER DISPOSAL SYSTEM PERMIT APPLICATION and have it notarized.  The Certified Contractor will need to have the notarized application, floor plans, and septic system lay out when arriving at the Health Department for a permit.  There will a $100.00 fee for all septic permits due upon issuance of permit.

Please contact the Jefferson County Health Department for a current Application and Certified Contractor’s List.

The Jefferson County Health Department will issue a septic system permit in your name to your Certified Contractor after the above requirements have been met. You will need a copy of the septic permit to obtain a building permit from the City of Madison or Jefferson County.

The Jefferson County Health Department will issue a septic system permit in your name to your Certified Contractor after the above requirements have been met and they submit the system design and a plot plan. You will need a copy of the septic permit to obtain a building permit. (Commercial Building permits)

Commercial Septic Systems

The Jefferson County Health Department follows the current Indiana State Department of Health Rule 410 IAC 6-10.1

For commercial septic systems you will first need approval from the Indiana State Department of Health (click here for Application) as well as meet the above requirements as outlined for Residential Septic Systems with one exception. The Commercial Septic System Design must be from a Qualified Registered Engineer. You can click here to check your review status.

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Jefferson County Health Department
715 Green Road
Madison, IN, 47250
Email: jchdept@seidata.com
812 273-1942 
Fax-812 273-1955 
WIC-812 273-3942
John Hossler, M.D., Health Officer