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.