Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Septic Systems) 

On-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS), also known as septic systems, are governed by Regulation 43 2018-On-Site-Wastewater-Treatment-System-Regulation (PDF).

OWTS fees are determined by which permit you need. Below is a list of the County fees.

Public Health Fees (PDF)

Septic Permit Process

A Septic permit is required for title transfers, new installations, expansions, and repairs.  Begin by applying for a septic permit and providing all required information below: 

  1. Soils report
  2. OWTS design (if needed)
  3. Septic application

Use Permits

  1. Inspection report
  2. Septic application

OWTS documents to obtain permits:

Permit applications may be mailed to our Public Health office or submitted via email.   

What does this mean for you?

  • For on-site wastewater treatment systems with flows 2,000 gallons per day or less, permitting is conducted by local counties. Each local public health agency in Colorado has adopted regulations that are at least as stringent as Regulation 43. For copies of these regulations, visit your local health department's website
  • On-site wastewater treatment systems with flows greater than 2,000 gallons per day must be permitted through the State.

Interested in being an installer or inspector in Elbert County?

Complete the following applications, permit payment and return them to:
PO Box 201 Kiowa, CO 80117 or email marissa.ginger@elbertcounty-co.gov

  1. Public Health

    Physical Address
    75 Ute Avenue
    Kiowa , CO 80117

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 201
    Kiowa , CO 80117

    Phone: 303-621-3144


  2. Marissa   Ginger

    Administrative Assistant