SEPTIC AUTHORIZATION RENEWAL FOR HARDSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
A Septic Authorization Renewal is provided under the DEQ Rules to keep in service an approved septic system used by a hardship case that was approved by the Marion County Planning Division. The Authorization Notice remains in effect for a specified period not to exceed 5 years, but may not exceed cessation of the hardship. The Authorization Notice many be extended for additional periods upon application in accordance with the DEQ requirements.
(OAR, Chapter 340, Division 71) .
ITEMS NEEDED TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION:
1. Existing System Information:
A copy of the Certificate of Satisfactory Completion (CSC) or As-Built drawing showing the components and location of the existing system.
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If the Certificate of Satisfactory Completion (CSC) or As-Built drawing is unavailable, the components of the system must be carefully uncovered for determination. This includes uncovering the septic tank top, inlet and outlet, distribution or drop boxes (if there are any), and the ends of all disposal field lines to determine their length and fall. This must be done with a hand shovel to avoid damaging the system.
NOTE: All uncovering must be done before the application is accepted.
2. Completed Application Form and Fee:
Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 340-071-0160 does not allow Marion County to accept incomplete applications. Please return the completed application form, with the appropriate fee and attachments:
The owner must sign the application form or owner's authorized representative. "Authorized Representative" means a person with written authorization to act as another person's delegate. If needed, an Authorization to Apply form is attached for your convenience.
*Field visit required when system is more than 5-years old or if we have no record of the installation.
3. A Detailed Site Plan required:
Instructions are listed on the backside of site plan form. Residential Sample Plot Plan
4. Septic Tank Pumping & Inspection Form:
Submit a septic system evaluation form with pumper receipt completed by a licensed septic pumping service if the septic system was installed more than 5-years ago.
5. Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS):
Required when a property is located inside the city limits, or urban growth boundary of a city. Instructions are provided with the LUCS form. Minimum Setback Requirements
Return the completed application form, fee and attachments to:Marion County Building Inspection Division