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Septic Systems Permits

Septic Tank Pumping Contractor Permit

Anyone engaged in the business of removing and disposing of domestic septage from septic tanks, holding tanks, portable toilets or other similar sewage treatment or disposal facilities must obtain a septic tank pumping contractor license from the Tennessee Division of Water Resources.

Domestic Septage Disposal Site Permit

Any person who proposes to land dispose of domestic septage from septic tanks or other sewage treatment or disposal facilities must obtain a domestic septage disposal site permit.

Septic System Installer Permit

Any person engaged in the business of installing, altering, extending, or repairing a subsurface sewage disposal (septic) systems needs a Subsurface Sewage Disposal System Installer Permit.

Septic System Construction Permit

Any individual or property owner who desires to have a subsurface sewage disposal (septic) system installed on their property or requiring repair to an existing faulty system must get a Septic System Construction Permit.