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Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Charlotte Hampson
Environmental Health Specialist - Environmental Protection

Permit Application Submittals

1111 Rose Street
Georgetown, Colorado  80444

Ph: (303) 679-2428
Fx: (303) 569-1103

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
About On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems:
Some homes are not connected to a sanitary sewer and must use alternative means to dispose of wastewater on their property. These systems are called Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), previously known as ISDS or septic systems. The system typically includes a watertight tank that receives wastewater from the home plumbing system and is then discharged to a soil treatment area where the effluent is filtered and treated by the soil.  An OWTS is like any other piece of equipment and needs to be maintained and monitored on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain the OWTS and keep it in good working condition. Routine maintenance and periodic pumping of the tank are required.


Regulations and Permitting:
On July 25, 2014 the Clear Creek County Board of Health adopted the Clear Creek County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Regulations. These regulations were derived from Regulation #43 which was adopted by the state of Colorado in 2013. The purpose of these regulations is to preserve the environment and protect the public health and water quality; to eliminate and control causes of disease, infection, and aerosol contamination; and to reduce and control the pollution of the air, by establishing and rules for On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) within the jurisdiction of Clear Creek County. To view these regulations, please click on the link labeled "Regulations" located to the left of the page.

All OWTS work (installations, repairs and upgrades) is to be performed under an issued permit. To  All contractors and systems cleaners need a license to work on Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in Clear Creek County. All OWTS stages of installation (open hole, component and final grade and cover) must be inspected by a Clear Creek County Environmental Health Specialist. Please click here for more information.

During the months of April – October it may take several business days before receiving an inspection due to increased volume. The inspection line is checked at the beginning of each business day. If it is a system that requires an emergency repair inspection, please note so on your voice message.

Please see information links found below for all permitting, application and licensing forms.

If submitting electronically, please e-mail all required applications and engineering to .  A valid phone number for the person responsible for payment, is necessary to process the application. DO NOT LEAVE ANY CREDIT CARD NUMBERS. Upon receiving the application, you will be contacted by the department to collect payment.

To speak with an Environmental Health Specialist while submitting an application, an appointment is highly recommended.  Please contact Denise Tennant to make an appointment at 303-679-2428.


Current OWTS Regulations and Fact Sheets
Clear Creek County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Regulations 
Promoting Healthy Septic Systems
Septic Tank Maintenance Log
Soil Texturing Procedure Flowchart

New Construction and Repair Permit Application Forms
OWTS Application Packet
Construction Site Sanitation Agreement
Zoning Verification Form
Land Owner Authorization Form

Variance Applications
Board of Health Variance Request (public hearing required)
Board of Health Variance Request for Existing System (no public hearing required)

(If you are unsure if your variance request will require a public hearing, please contact an Environmental Health Specialist prior to filling out an application)

Use Permit Application Forms

Use Permit Application

Use Permit Inspection Report (to be filled out by NAWT or NSF inspectors only)

Operating Permit Application Form
Operating Permit Application

Industry Contact List
  (Note:  Contractor lists updated weekly)
Licensed OWTS Contractor List
Licensed OWTS Cleaner/Pumper List
Clear Creek County Transfer of Title Inspectors (Use Permit Inspectors)
Clear Creek County Service Providers (Operating Permit Contract Providers)
Colorado Licensed Professional Engineering Companies List

If you are interested in becoming licensed in Clear Creek County, contact Denise Tennant at 303-679-2428.