Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems & Private Well Water Systems
The moratorium on conducting soil evaluations for proposed shallow-type onsite sewage disposal systems has been lifted as of December 8, 2016.
For more information about alternative septic systems, conventional septic systems and private well water, please call the Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems & Private Well Water Systems program direct line at 703-246-2201.
Important Notice: In accordance with the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, all appointments that require Fairfax County Health Department personnel to probe, auger or otherwise "excavate" on the property will be scheduled no sooner than three working days from the date of request to allow for utility clearance.
- Applications - Septic and water permit applications in PDF format
- Fairfax Sewage Disposal and Well Water Codes
Drinking Water - Health Department Statement
- Information about Onsite Sewage and Water Services from the Virginia Department of Health
Alternative/Non-Conventional Septic Systems
See Alternative/Non-Conventional Septic Systems for information about state and county regulations, homeowner requirements for maintenance and monitoring, and certified operator lists.