Property owners that have continuously owned their property
back to 1/10/87 might have an exception to on-lot sewage
septic permit requirements. Qualifying owners
automatically are exempt from the sewage planning process if
they meet specific requirements.
here for additional details about this exception at the PA
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You must answer "yes" to all of the following
questions in order to apply for a permit exemption:
your property and the on-lot septic system located on a
contiguous tract of land of 10 acres or more?
you continuously owned this property back to January 10,
1987, or as the property owner, have you transferred
ownership of a lot 10 acres or more subdivided from the
parent tract after January 10, 1987, to a member of the
your local municipality or agency NOT have a local
ordinance requiring the issuance of an on-lot sewage
system permit - regardless of size?
the on-lot septic system serve a residential structure?
you or a member of your immediate family occupied the
residential structure on the property?
for Getting a 10 Acre Permit Exemption
Click here to view detailed instructions for obtaining a
10 Acre Permit Exemption.
Worksheet Form for Municipality
Click here to see a
sample of the 10 Acre Permit Exception Worksheet - MS-Word
format. This worksheet will need to be filled out by
your municipality before the WCSC assigns an SEO
to your application.
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