• 22 S. State St. Clearfield, UT 84015
  • Main : (801) 525-5000
  • M-F 8am to 5pm

Contact Information

Physical Address
22 South State Street
2nd Floor
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
Environmental Health Services Division
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5100 :: Main
(801) 525-5119 :: Fax

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except county holidays)

A residence or other building must have a way to address wastewater generated on the premises. In most cases the building is connected to the municipal sewer. If the municipal sewer is too far away, the property owner may have the option of installing an individual onsite wastewater system (i.e. septic tank and drain field) for the treatment and dispersal of wastewater. Not all properties meet requirements of state law for the installation of onsite wastewater systems (OWS). 


Developing an Onsite Wastewater System

Statement of Feasibility

In order to develop a raw (undeveloped) property, a Statement of Feasibility is required. To initiate the process to obtain this document, the applicant will complete an Onsite Wastewater System Application. Our office will conduct a GIS assessment, a records search, a site assessment, and a soil evaluation. We will also oversee required percolation tests and ground water monitoring. Based on the feasibility studies, if the property meets the legal requirements, we will issue a Statement of Feasibility allowing development on the property.
More information regarding Feasibility Assessment criteria can be found in the here.

Inspection Requirements

The inspector must assess the construction to insure proper excavation and installation of a onsite wastewater system. It must meet the requirements of the approved plan and be in compliance with the Rule R317-4. Of primary concern is whether the septic tank and drain field/deep trench have been sized and located properly for health and safety. The excavation cannot be back-filled until the health inspector has given final approval. 

Existing Onsite Wastewater Systems

Locating an Existing Septic System

If you need help locating an existing septic tank, please submit an Onsite Wastewater System Application. When we receive this application, we can search our records and provide any information that we have regarding the system on your property. 

Connecting to the Sewer

Municipal and state laws require that if a property is within 300 feet of a public sewer, the city or county may require sewer connection of any occupied buildings on the property.

Permits & Fees

Permits must be obtained from this office to install an OWS. In order to obtain a permit, an application must be submitted and fees must be paid corresponding to the approval of the location along with intermediate and final inspections of the system.
The fees include the following:

Feasibility Determination [application]


Initial Site Assessment



Soil Evaluation (one pit)



Maximum Ground Water Determination      



Plan Review [application]


Wastewater Holding Tank or Vault Privy









All Other Alternative or Experimental



Construction Permit


Septic Tank Only or Vault Privy



Wastewater Holding Tank



Absorption Trench or Absorption Bed



Deep Wall Trench or Seepage Pit






All Other Alternative or Experimental



State New System Fee



Operating Permit



Miscellaneous Other


Letter of Feasibility Extension



Subdivision Duplication Fee (per lot)



Insufficient Plans Submitted



Construction Permit Extension



Additional Inspections Required



Operating Permit Late Fee



Septic Refinance Inspection




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