Septic Installers

Septic Installers

Steps to obtain a Septic System Installer Permit
  • Complete the application.
  • Pay the fee.
    • $65.00 for a basic installer license
    • $65.00 for a complex installer license
  • Take the appropriate onsite septic system installer exam and pass with a score of 70% or better.
  • Submit the original Subsurface Sewage Disposal Installer Bond, made out to: State of Idaho, Director, Department of Environmental Quality, or His Designee. The bond must expire on December 31 of each year. The bond must be $5,000.00 for a basic installer and $15,000.00 for a complex installer.


Technical Guidance Manual for Individual and Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems

- This document provides guidance on the design, construction, alteration, repair, operation, and maintenance of standard individual and subsurface sewage systems, their components, and alternatives. The manual is updated periodically to adapt to the dynamic and complex nature of small wastewater disposal systems; updates are cited below.

IDAPA 58.01.03 – Individual/Subsurface Sewage Disposal Rules

- Scope: The Provisions of these rules establish limitations on the construction and use of individual and subsurface sewage disposal systems and establish the requirements for obtaining an installation permit and an installer’s registration permit. These rules apply to every individual and every subsurface blackwaste and wastewater treatment system in Idaho.

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