Permits

Well Permits

Glass of well water

Any person interested in constructing a new well on their property must obtain a well permit from the Scotland County Health Department-Environmental Health Division located at 1405 W. Blvd. in Laurinburg, NC. Additional information may be obtained by calling: (910) 277-2440. A copy of the Well Rules for Scotland County and the State of North Carolina may be obtained upon request.

Upon verification of property ownership, the Scotland County Environmental Health Specialist will make a site visit to determine the best location to construct a new well. The landowner obtains the well construction permit and must have a North Carolina licensed well driller to construct their well.

Upon construction of the well, the Environmental Health Specialist must make a well grout inspection to make certain the well grouting is poured to state requirements. After the well is completed, the Environmental Health Specialist will obtain water samples to make certain the well is free of coli form bacteria. If no bacterium is present, the well will be an approved water source.

Septic System Permits

Any Scotland County resident interested in constructing a septic system on their property must obtain an improvements permit from the Scotland County Health Department-Environmental Health Division. The application for improvements must be obtained by the landowner or an authorized representative.

The Environmental Health Specialist will make a site visit to determine if the property is suitable for installation of a septic system. If the property meets all of the requirements of the North Carolina General Statutes 130A (rules for sewage treatment and disposal systems), the Environmental Health Division will issue an improvements permit, an authorization to construct permit, along with a layout of how the system needs to be constructed. The Environmental Health Division inspects the completed septic system to verify that the system has been constructed to meet state specifications.