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Septic System Pump-Out/Inspection Program


This is a brochure regarding septic from our friends at Plan RVA.
This is a educational brochure about septic systems from our friends at Plan RVA.This is a educational brochure about septic systems from our friends at Plan RVA.










Brochures courtesy of Plan RVA.

Septic System Pump-Out/Inspection Program

Septic systems located in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area are required to have their septic system pumped out by a licensed sewage handler at least once every five (5) years.  This is in accordance with Henrico County’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance, Chapter 24-5803(H).  Septic system owners may submit documentation of inspection by a certified operator or on-site soil evaluator within the last 5 years indicating the system is functioning properly and does not need to be pumped out, as an alternative to this pump-out requirement.   A listing of certified operators and on-site soil evaluators can be found on the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation website.

For more information regarding maintaining your septic system please check out our brochure.


Submitting Documentation of Compliance

Please attach a copy of the pump-out  or inspection receipt to the Verification and Compliance form and mail/fax to:

County of Henrico, Department of Public Works
Septic System Pump-Out/Inspection Program
P.O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775
Fax: 804-501-7470

Please call (804) 501-5846 or email septic-systems@henrico.us for questions regarding the Septic System Pump-Out/Inspection Program.


Locating Your Septic System

The Henrico Health Department, at (804) 501-4530, permits septic system installation and maintains records of septic tank location.


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Pictures courtesy of EPA’s SepticSmart Homeowner Guide.



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Contact Us

Public Works

Henrico Department of Public Works
4305 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-4393


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

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