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 24-106.3. 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
Please call (804) 501-5846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding the Septic System Pump-Out/Inspection Program.
Locating Your Septic System
The Henrico Health Department, at (804) 501-4529, permits septic system installation and maintains records of septic tank location.