The Ripley County Health Center does not design on site septic systems. We do offer technical assistance and advise for those who request it.
The permit that is referred to is the Missouri Department of Health On Site Sewage Disposal System Construction Permit. If the information is completed correctly on this application and the fee is paid this permit is issued to the Local Health Center.
Once this permit is received by the Ripley County Health Center along with the Soil Morphology Report and the Completed Application Packet from the owner or installer, Environmental Public Health Specialists from the Ripley County Health Center reviews the application packet and makes a visit to the site.
When the information and the site all meet the Missouri Center of Health & Senior Services Regulations, the Ripley County Health Center will issue the Construction Permit. This Construction Permit is valid for one (1) calendar year. This Construction Permit, must be displayed at the construction site while any of this type work is being conducted.
Once this system has been installed, the Ripley County Health Center will make a final Site Inspection of the system.
If the State Permit is not purchased, if the soils report indicates the soil is unsuitable, if the application packet is not completed correctly, or not turned in, if the proposed system does not meet the regulations, the Construction Permit Will Not Be Issued.