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Private Sewage Systems


We issue installation permits and inspect newly constructed and/or renovated private sewage systems in Champaign-Urbana and Champaign County. Call us at (217) 373-7900 or (217) 363-3269 for more information.

Obtaining a Sewage Permit

Complete the Private Sewage Disposal Plan Review Application (C-U or County) and submit it with a $200 application permit fee (C-U or County). You may fax ((217) 373-7905) or email an application for a preliminary review, but final approval will not be given until we receive a signed application form, along with the fee. Environmental Health will process your application within 15 days.

System Installation

The Sewage Code requires a 48-hour notice prior to installation.

Finding a Contractor

To find a septic system contractor, please consult the yellow pages of your telephone book under "Septic Tanks and Systems". You can look for contractors online at yellowpages.com.

Septic System Maintenance

Individual Sewage Systems DO's and DON'Ts
Home Aerobic System DO's and DON'Ts
Residential Septic Tank Evaluation Form

Rules and Regulations

Health Ordinance of Champaign County, outside C-U (PDF)
Ordinance Establishing Fees Under the Health Ordinance of Champaign County
Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Code
Illinois Private Sewage Licensing Act

Soils Information

Soil scientists
Pecolation test (PDF)
Elevation profile (PDF)


Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Notice of Intent Application