Septic System permitting records
Septic System permitting records are now available online. Please click here to access these records.

Septic Tank Maintenance
It is the responsibility of the home or business owner to maintain, repair, or replace all components of the septic system. Failing to complete some simple but important maintenance steps can result in system failure and expensive repairs along with public health and storm water pollution problems. Maintaining this vital system is important for all these reasons. We have provided the following resources in an attempt to assist you in maintaining your septic system. Please make use of these materials and if you have any questions please contact the Environmental Health Section of the Gwinnett County Board of Health at 770.963.5132 or go to their website at www.gwinnetthealth.com.

Do I have a Septic Tank?
Click here to find out how to determine whether you have a septic tank.

Where is my septic system located on my property?
Homeowners often have difficulty locating their septic system(s) on their property. The Environmental Health Section maintains records for septic systems installed since 1959. You can obtain a copy of a site sketch showing approximate location by contacting the Environmental Health Section. For Environmental Health contact information please click here.

Septic Tank Maintenance Kit
The above documents are provided in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. You can download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat reader by clicking here. Together these two pdf files make up the Septic Tank Maintenance Kit. See the link below to request a hard copy of the Septic Tank Maintenance Kit.

Request a hard copy of the Septic Tank Maintenance Kit
The Septic Tank Maintenance Kit is also available in hard copy format, printed as a folder, which is designed to allow you to keep all your septic tank maintenance records in one place. A DVD of our Septic Tank Maintenance Workshop is also available with this kit. If you would like a hard copy of this kit please click here.

Now Available on TV and Home Video
A septic tank maintenance video has been produced in effort to help homeowners understand the operation and maintenance requirements of their septic systems. Dr. Larry West, of the University of Georgia - College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, covers topics that include: how your system functions, common causes of failure, maintenance for longevity and other septic system essentials.

There are a number of ways to view this program: