Beltrami County Environmental Services
Septic System Management
Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS)
The Beltrami County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance #32 and local sewage treatment system program regulates the siting, design, installation, alteration, operation, inspection, maintenance, monitoring, and management of the subsurface sewage treatment system on all lands in the county except incorporated areas that administer a program by ordinance within their jurisdiction. Holding Tanks, Outhouses, and Privies are also types of regulated septic systems.
The construction, installation, modification, and operation of a subsurface sewage treatment system requires a Septic Permit Application from the Beltrami County Environmental Services Department. The Environmental Services Department is responsible for the administration of the SSTS program plus all provisions of the Ordinance.
Septic System Compliance Inspections are required when: 1) Property is transferred 2) A Building Permit Application is submitted and 3)Reutilization or repair of an existing system is requested.
Septic System Forms