Sewage Treatment System Standards
Chisago County has adopted Individual Sewage Treatment Systems Standards Chapter 7080, and Chisago County Subsurface Sewage Treatment Ordinance 10-1. For a homeowner’s septic system care guide, please call 651-213-8372.
A perc test, specific design proposal, and septic permit are required for the installation, repair, alteration or addition to a septic system.
A septic tank must be 10 feet and a drain-field must be 20 feet from an occupied building. Septic systems must be located a minimum of 10 feet from all property lines, including road right of way.
For questions regarding septic systems and designs, contact Kellie Strobel at 651-213-8373.
Inspection Requirements for NEW System Installations(SEE POINT OF SALE REQUIREMENTS FOR EXISTING SYSTEM INSPECTIONS links on left and at bottom of page)
Septic inspections require a 24 hour notice, although cannot be guaranteed during the busy season. Inspections are not to be scheduled with inspectors or in the field. Their inspection schedule is set up and maintained at the office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please call Patty Perreault at 651-213-8371 to schedule inspections. You will always need the name, site address and permit number when calling to schedule. You may leave a request for an inspection on voice mail as long as you have complete information, but it will not be considered confirmed until you speak directly with a staff person.
Note: Chisago County does not endorse or recommend contractors - this list reflects private individuals who are currently licensed through the state and have provided us with those licenses. Any licensed designer, installer or maintainer may be used - and home owners are allowed to install their own system.
- Application for Septic Certification (Point of Sale Inspection)
- Application for WINTER Septic Certification
- List of Area Septic Designers, Installers, and Maintainers (Pumpers) with Current State Licenses