Individual Sewage Disposal Systems (Residential Only)
In areas where public sewers are not available to carry human and household waste water to municipal wastewater treatment plants, individual sewage disposal systems (septic tank systems) provide the functions of both sewer collection and treatment plant.
It is the policy of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to eliminate and prevent health and safety hazards by regulating proper planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of individual residential and commercial sewage disposal systems. This is achieved through plan review issuance of permits and field surveillance as governed by regulations as set forth in the Nevada Revised Statute and Nevada Administrative Code 444.
If you own a commercial property the application review and permit approval must be by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). See link on our Partners page.
Training and Education
Look at our Training and Education tab to learn more about constructing an individual sewage disposal system.
*NEW* ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS
As of January 7, 2016 the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has an on-line application system for Individual Sewage Disposal Systems. See the link below to access the new system.
*NEW* CONSUMER INSTRUCTION GUIDE FOR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS
PLEASE NOTE: For optimal use of the Online Licensing System, we recommend using Internet Explorer 9-11, Safari 5.0 and Firefox 26-40. Please do NOT use Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
This system may not be compatible with phones and tablets, for best results use a desktop or laptop computer.