I have heard of County sanitary permits – When are these issued?
County sanitary permits are issued when unique situations arise where a State sanitary permit issuance is not warranted. For example: a property owner would like to add a room or rooms to an existing building where a State sanitary permit had been issued before and the POWTS has been installed for more than 2 years. During the “addition” building process, it will be necessary to disconnect the existing POWTS from the structure for a period of time and then reconnect to the existing POWTS to the structure via the new building addition.


Another example might be a property owner wants to put up an outbuilding and also wants to put a bathroom in it for a convenience to themselves. A County sanitary permit can be issued so long as the existing POWTS is a code compliant installation previously inspected by Staff of this department.


For further details of County sanitary permit issuance and when they may be necessary, you can contact the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development.

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1. When do I need a sanitary permit for a POWTS?
2. How do I get a sanitary permit?
3. My septic system is not working anymore. How do I get it replaced with another septic system that works?
4. Does it matter if I do all my laundry in one day?
5. How long are soil tests (perk tests) for Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) good for?
6. Why do I need a sanitary permit?
7. How long is a sanitary permit good for?
8. I have heard of County sanitary permits – When are these issued?
9. Do mound systems really work?
10. Can anybody install a Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS)?
11. Can I have a food waste grinder installed in my home even though I have a POWTS?
12. How often should I pump my treatment tank(s)?
13. Are two-chamber or multi-chamber septic tanks better for your POWTS than single chamber tanks?
14. Does having a two-chamber septic tank help to reduce the maintenance frequency of my effluent filter?
15. How often do I have to service the effluent filter in my septic tank?
16. Is there financial assistance available for property owners whose POWTS has failed and needs to be replaced?
17. I see advertisements that say “if I buy this product I can reduce the pumping cost for my septic tank.” Does this really help?
18. How are Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) sized?
19. I want to get a zoning permit for my building addition, so why can’t I use my recent private onsite wastewater treatment system (powts) evaluation that was done for the home I just purchased?
20. I have a mound POWTS and I want to landscape it. Can I plant trees and shrubs on or around it?