Snohomish County Design process:
The first step is to have a Septic System Feasibility Study performed on the property to determine if the site perks and if it does what type system the Health District is going to require; This Study costs $ 200.00.
The next step is to have us prepare the full septic system design and submit it to the Health District for their review and approval; The Septic Design will cost $ 850.00 (note: we do credit the $ 200.00 from the feasibility study if the full design is ordered within six months of the feasibility study), with an additional Health District Design Review fee of between $ 735.00 - $ 945.00; If the site is to be served by an onsite Individual Well then the Health District has an additional fee of $ 252.00. It will take us about a week to prepare the Septic Design; The Health District will take between 3-5 weeks to review it; Once approved it will be valid for two years.
Once the Septic System Design is approved by the Health District and you are ready to pursue a Building Permit there is some additional paperwork filing that will need to be done;
Conventional Gravity Flow or Low Pressure Distribution Type System:
No additional paperwork needed, simply apply for the Building permit and have your Certified Installer call us for the Permit Release.
Alternative Type Septic System:
ie Sand Filter, Mound, Aerobic Treatment Unit, or Drip Irrigation.
1. The "Declaration Of Covenant" included with your septic design needs to be signed by the property owner in front of a Notary Public, then Recorded at the Snohomish County Auditor's Office in Everett, then forwarded to the Snohomish Health District at 3020 Rucker Avenue, Everett 425-339-5250.
2. The "Maintenance Inspection Agreement" needs to be signed on page two and fill in your name and date at the top of page one, then forward this into the Snohomish Health District.
3. Snohomish Health District Onsite Sewage System Installation Permit Fee of $ 221.00 - 378.00 needs to be paid.
4. Have your Certified Installer call us when they are ready for the permit release.
Note #1: If you have any questions about the above, please feel free to contact us for assistance.
Note #2: Snohomish Health District increases their fees every year by a small amount so the above amounts may be off by a little.
King County Design process:
The first step is to have a Septic System Feasibility Study performed on the property to determine if the site perks and if it does what type system the Health District is going to require; This Study costs $ 250.00.
The next step is to apply for and acquire approval of a “Critical Area’s Ordinance” site plan from the King County Building Dept. They can do this for you if you desire, or you can hire your own consultant such as John Altmann with Altmann Oliver Associates LLC 425-333-4535 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Peterson of Blue Heron Services 360-793-7767 email@example.com .
Note for property located within a City's Limits, the CAO Review must still be done and approved by the City. A copy of the letter from the City will need to be submitted with the Septic System Design Application to the Health District.
After you have CAO approval for the site, then we can revisit the site and prepare the full septic system design and submit it to the Health District for their review and approval;
The Septic Design will cost
$ 1,500.00 (note that this amount is in addition to the $ 250.00 paid for the feasibility study; the design cannot be done without doing the feasibility study first) with an additional Health District Design Review fee of between $ 503.00 – 1,132.00;
It will take us about a week to prepare the Septic Design; The Health District will take between 10-16 weeks to review it; Once approved it will be valid for two years.
Note that prior to Septic Design Submittal to the Health District several paperwork items will need to be provided by you:
1. If the property is served by Public Water, then a Current "Certificate Of Water Availability" will need to be produced. Contact the water purveyor for this.
2. If the property is to be served by an Individual Well, then the "Declaration Of Covenant - Individual Water Supply" will need to be filled in, signed by the property owner in front of a Notary Public, recorded at the King County Administration Building in Seattle, then forwarded to us for inclusion with the Septic Design Submittal Package. Note that we can help you with this paperwork.
3. If the property is to be served by a Group "B" Water System then you should contact the water system controller to verify that the water system is up to date and can sustain another connection. We will need the official name and id number for the water system for the septic design submittal.
Note: If you need assistance with the above, please feel free to contact us.