Subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS) are commonly known as septic systems. The purpose of a septic system is to treat sewage from your household. Proper treatment of wastewater reduces health risks to humans and animals and prevents surface and groundwater contamination.
Septic systems need to be in compliance to conform with the Faribault County Zoning Ordinance and MPCA Chapter 7080 and 7081.
ALL applications for a building permit must submit a Certificate of Compliance at the time an application is made. This also includes proof that the system has been maintained (pumped or measured) within the last 3 years.
When selling property, the seller is required to provide information to the buyer regarding the status of the septic system on the property. An SSTS Property Transaction Form must be provided by the seller to the buyer at or before closing. If the existing SSTS is out of compliance, a septic system which meets existing ordinance requirements needs to be installed within 10 months of the date of the transaction.
- Property Transaction Form - revised 6/17/14
- Faribault County SSTS Online Maintenance Form - for maintainers only
- Septic System Owners - information for homeowners
- Licensed Septic System Professionals
- Zoning Permit Viewer - can be used by the general public to access rural E911 addresses and related zoning permit information. The app provides a Zoning Info Report with information on septic permits, septic compliance inspections, and septic maintenance (pumping). Search by address to get started.
- Faribault County SSTS Ordinance, Section 23 Faribault County Zoning Ordinance, revised 6/17/14