Summit County Public Health Operation Permit program began in May of 2015.  Changes to the Ohio Administrative Code now require that no person shall operate a Home Sewage Treatment System without a valid Operation Permit.  Currently SCPH Operation Permit fees range from $10 to $30 annually.  The goal of this program is to improve water quality in Summit County and surrounding watersheds.

Operation Permit Terms and Service Requirements

NPDES Effluent Sample Providers

Operation Permit Frequently Asked Questions

List of Registered Service Providers

Public Presentation 3/25/15


Operation Permit System Maintenance Requirements


How to Request Summit County Public Health Inspection for Operation Permit Maintenance:

To request a Summit County Public Health inspection that will qualify for the Operation Permit Maintenance, send an email to and be sure to include all your contact information, as well as your address, in the BODY of the message. You will be charged $65 at the time the inspection is performed. Please note this inspection is a visual inspection only and will only result in a pass/fail conclusion.



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