Overview of the application, evaluation and permitting process
may now apply to install a well or septic system by downloading the application and bringing it to the Permit Center in the Government
Center at 100-A Southwest Boulevard in Newton, or mailing it to the Environmental
Health Division at PO Box 389, Newton, NC 28658, together with the
permit fee and all required additional
information and documents. Note: You must have Zoning
approval before your application will be processed.
applying for well or septic system permits
read the Application, Evaluation, and Permitting Procedures or Well
Information sheet carefully. Applications
cannot be processed until all required
information is received.
permits require that you include a plat
printout of the property with locations
of structures (or proposed structures),
driveways, rights of way, existing wells
or septic systems, streams, gullies, and
other features drawn in.
new construction or on vacant lots, you
must prepare your property for evaluation
by staking and stringing the property lines,
the location of any proposed structure,
the proposed location of the driveway,
and any other structures such as pools,
decks, gazebos, etc.
you have returned the application and prepared
your property for evaluation, call the
Environmental Health Specialist for your
area to arrange for a visit. You may determine
which EHS to call by using the interactive
map on the main Water Supply and Sewage Disposal page.
You must also post this sign at the property to be evaluated
so the EHS can locate it.
EHS will arrange to visit your property
to perform the service for which you have
applied. If you are applying for a septic
system permit, the EHS will place flags
on the property where you must dig holes
so that the EHS can evaluate your soil.
Once the holes are dug, the EHS will return
to perform an evaluation.
you have any questions about completing
the application, the necessary documentation,
how to prepare your property for evaluation,
or any other aspect of the application
process, you may phone (828) 465-8270 or
TDD at (828) 465-8200 and a representative
of the Environmental Health Division will
be happy to assist you.