Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit

Availability:
available via mail   Via Mail
available in person   In Person

Responding to your application for an onsite sewage disposal system is an important part of our mission to protect the public health and serve the citizens of Henrico County.  

A construction permit authorizes the installation of an Onsite Sewage Disposal System of a specific design and location, expires 18 months after issuance, and is not transferable to subsequent owner(s).  If the applicant plans to build a new single family dwelling it is preferable to have the Onsite Sewage Disposal Permit approved before applying for the building permit.  Building permits received for review before the Onsite Sewage Disposal Permit has been issued will be denied until the Onsite Sewage Disposal Permit has been approved and issued.

A certification letter guarantees that a sewage disposal system construction permit shall be issued in the future unless there is a substantial physical change in the soil or site conditions where the onsite sewage disposal system is to be located.  The certification letter will identify the design capacity (e.g., number of bedrooms) and the boundaries of the approved sewage disposal system area (and well site where applicable).  The certification letter has no expiration date, is transferable to subsequent owner(s), and, if redeemed within 18 months for a construction permit, there will be no additional application fees.

Fees

Onsite Sewage and Private Well Application Fees

(Fees Effective July 1, 2019)
All applications must be supported by an OSE/PE design.

 

Certification letter <=1000 gpd with OSE/PE Design

$370

Certification Letter >1000 gpd with OSE/PE Design

$1450

Construction Permit <=1000 gpd with OSE/PE Design

$275

Construction Permit >1000 gpd with OSE/PE Design

$1450

Repair Permit for Onsite Sewage System <=1000 gpd with OSE/PE Design

$275

Repair Permit for Onsite Sewage System >1000 gpd  with OSE/PE Design

$1450

Voluntary Upgrade for on Onsite Sewage System <= 1000 gpd with OSE/PE Design

$275

Voluntary Upgrade for an Onsite Sewage System >1000 gpd with OSE/PE Design

$1450

Minor Modification of Existing Onsite Sewage System with OSE/PE Design

$150

Safe, Adequate, Proper Evaluation with OSE/PE/Installer/Operator Documentation

$100

Private Well (new, replacement1, geo-thermal) with documentation from OSE/PE/Well Driller

$300

Private Well Abandonment with documentation from OSE/PE/Well Driller2

$300

 

-Beginning July 1, 2019, applicants seeking evaluation and design services from VDH must submit a petition for VDH services and meet means testing criteria or the VDH Hardship Guidelines.

-In some cases, the application fee for VDH services may be waived if the household meets the federal poverty guidelines.

– Generally, VDH services are available only to Henrico County Citizens requesting the services for their Primary Place of Residence (PPoR). 

 

Fees for VDH provided services

 

Construction permit for onsite sewage system <=1000 gpd,

$475

Repair permit for onsite sewage system, conventional only

$475

Minor Modification of Existing Onsite Sewage System

$150

Safe, Adequate, and Proper Evaluation of existing sewage system

$150

Private well (replacement only) 1

$300

Private well Abandonment2

$300

Notes:

  1. When a permit to replace a private well has been issued and the owner submits a Water Well Completion Statement indicating that the previous well has been properly abandoned (in compliance with the Virginia Well Regulations and inspected by this office) the owner can receive a refund of the application fee. The refund request must be presented on the approved FEE REFUND APPLICATION form and received by the Henrico County Health Department within 12 months of the issuance of the Replacement Well Permit.
  2. The application fee to permanently abandon an existing well will be waived when the well to be abandoned is located on property that is (or intended as) the owner’s principal place of residence.

How to Receive this Service

The Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit Application is available in PDF format. The application can be filled out on-line and printed. Please mail it to us with your check. Please note that you will not be able to save the completed application to your computer unless you have software that will allow you to save PDF files.

Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit Application 

A completed Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit Application must be returned to the Henrico Health Department by mail or in person with the appropriate fee included.

Our physical address is:

Henrico County Health Department
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Henrico, VA 23228

Our mailing address is:

Henrico County Health Department
P.O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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Henrico Health Dept.
West Clinic

8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

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Richmond, VA 23223

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Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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Henrico, VA 23228

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