Where's my septic tank?

If the previous homeowner did not provide this important information or you have misplaced your copy, you have several options:

  • If your home was built in the past five years or less, the local DHEC office may have a copy of your permit on file. Any person or organization — whether they own the property or not — can request a copy of a septic tank permit from the local office . If you have as much of the following information as possible ready at the time of your request, the search process will be much faster:


    • Tax map number
    • Lot number
    • Block number
    • Physical address
    • Date system was installed or home was built (if known)
    • Name of original permit holder (if known)
    • Subdivision name (if located in a subdivision)
  • You may also request a copy of the permit via our Freedom of Information office, but this is not necessary. To request a copy via the FOI office, please fill out and submit a copy of the DHEC FOI form . Instructions are included on the form. If possible, add the details about the property which are listed above.
  • If your home was built before 1990, look around your yard for manhole covers or lids hidden by grass or leaves.


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