Septic System Installation or Removal

The Steps

Installation of Septic System

  • If you are constructing a new sewage disposal system you will need to complete the following:
  • Soil Test Application (PDF) - The homeowner must sign this form even if a contractor is completing it.
  • Application for sewage disposal system construction permit (must see Public Health Division, 178 Rosemary Street) - When the permit is issued, the system may be installed, but it may not be put into operation until a certificate of compliance is issued by the Public Health Division.
  • Review applicability of Conservation Commission requirements.

Abandonment of Existing Septic System

You will need to complete the following forms to abandon an existing septic system:

Connecting to the Town Sewer System

  • If you are connecting to the Town sewer system, you will need to contact the Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works, 500 Dedham Avenue, 1-781-455-7534.
  • Complete the application (PDF) for connection with sewerage system - this must be completed and signed by property owner.
  • Select a contractor from the list of approved contractors authorized to install connections in Needham.