My septic system is working fine. Why do I have to have it inspected?
- A septic system can impact public health and the environment in a variety of ways. Some are not as obvious as surfacing sewage or a clogged toilet. A careful inspection of the system dramatically increases the chance that problems will be discovered, and can then be corrected. In addition, regular inspections of a septic system should lead to a longer life for the system by fixing small problems before they become big problems.
- Jefferson County Code 8.15 requires that a septic system be inspected to assure that it is working properly. View the Jefferson County Code 8.15 (PDF).

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1. My septic system is working fine. Why do I have to have it inspected?
2. How often does a septic system need to be inspected?
3. Does my tank need to be pumped every time it is inspected?
4. Do I need to be present at the time of the inspection?
5. How much does an inspection cost?
6. Who pays for the monitoring inspection?
7. How do I prepare for the monitoring inspection?
8. What will the county do if I don’t have my system inspected?
9. What septic system upgrades are required by the county?
10. What happens if the inspection reveals that something is wrong with my septic system?
11. How does the County know if I do a monitoring inspection or not?
12. Does the title company record the monitoring inspection?
13. Can I inspect my own system?
14. What kinds of septic systems can be inspected by homeowners?
15. What kinds of septic system cannot be inspected by homeowners?
16. Are other counties doing the same thing?