For new or renovated private sewage disposal systems installed in Champaign County, a homeowner or an Illinois Department of Public Health-licensed sewage contractor must obtain a construction permit from our office before any work is conducted. An application must be submitted for approval along with the appropriate permit fee. Applications are processed within 15 days. After application approval, our office must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours' notice before starting work on a sewage system. Our staff will conduct inspections to determine that systems have been installed according to code.
For systems within Champaign or Urbana city limits, please use the C-U forms. For all other areas of Champaign County, please use the County forms.Part 1 Application – Plan Review (C-U or County)
To find a private sewage system contractor, please see the Illinois Department of Public Health's list of licensed contractors. Simply type "Champaign" into the “County” field and a list of contractors from the area will appear.
We investigate complaints regarding failing private sewage systems or improper private sewage disposal.
Please call (217) 363-3269(217) 363-3269 or (217) 373-7900 (217) 373-7900 to file a complaint.