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Instructions to Applicants
SUTTON BOARD OF HEALTH
4 Uxbridge Road  •  Sutton, MA  01590
(508) 865-8724



INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS – New Construction

PERCOLATION TESTS
  • Testing dates are to be scheduled by your engineer with Jim Malley.
  • The application must be filed at the Board of Health office with the required fee prior to testing.
  • Application is valid for one (1) year from date of issue.  Fees are non-refundable.
  • Percolation and deep hole test results are good for a two (2) year period, after which time application for an extension may be made.
  • The results of all Percolation tests must be filed in the Board of Health office.
PLAN REVIEW
  • The applicant must file the application for a Plan Review($175.00), 6 sets of plans, the application for a Disposal Works Construction Permit($25.00), and the Permit Verification form (one set of plans will be required for this process to proceed), at the Board of Health office with the required fees prior to review.
  • Application for Disposal Works Construction Permit must be completed by your engineer and signed by the installer.
  • Massachusetts General Law allows a forty-five (45) day review period on septic system design plans. Upon completion of the review, you will be notified by the Board of Health.   Please do not contact the Board of Health office.
  • If Plans are returned Approved one copy (each) of plans with the approval stamp will go to Plan Reviewer, Board of Health Agent, Building Department, Board of Health File.
DISPOSAL WORKS CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  • Application for Disposal Works Construction Permit and the Permit Verification form must be filed at the Board of Health office with required fee at the time of Plan submittal.
  • The Disposal Works Construction Permit will not be issued without the approval of all four offices listed on the Permit Verification form.
  • The installer must be licensed in the Town of Sutton.
  • The installer must work off a plan showing  Board of Health approval stamp.
  • The Disposal Works Construction Permit($25.00) must be paid for and pulled prior to the beginning of construction.  You will also pay for the Inspection fee($275.00) at this time.
INSPECTIONS & CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
  • The installer shall contact the design engineer and Board of Health office to request an inspection.  
  • The As-built form must be completed before the Certificate of Compliance can be signed by our engineer.
  • Four (4) sets of As-built plans must accompany the Certificate of Compliance.
  • It is the obligation of the applicant to obtain all of the necessary signatures.  This form must be completed before the town agent will sign.
  • After the Certificate of Compliance has been signed by the Board of Health Agent a copy of it will be forwarded to the Building Department.

 
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