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(A) Soil evaluation fee. The fee shall be $175 for each soil evaluation.
(B) Site inspection fee. The fee shall be $125 for each site inspection.
(C) New sewage installation permit fee. Each application for permit for the installation of a new septic system shall be accompanied by a permit fee of $425 payable to the County Health Department.
(D) Individual mechanical system installation permit fee. An application for the installation of an individual mechanical sewage treatment system shall be accompanied by a permit fee of $700 payable to the County Health Department.
(E) Repair permit fee. A fee of $225 shall be charged for permits to repair, extend or alter an existing sewage treatment or disposal system.
(F) Sewage installation permit re-issuance fee. A fee $100 shall be charged for the re-issuance of any permit that has been voided for reason of being older than one year.
(G) Annual permit to discharge fee. The permit application must be accompanied by an annual fee of $170 payable to the County Health Department and must be received prior to January 15.
(H) Annual licensed installation contractor fee. An annual installation contractor’s license fee of $175 shall be required for all sewage treatment or disposal systems installation contractors wishing to operate within the county.
(I) Licensed contractor test fee. A completed application, a photograph of the applicant and a fee of $50 must be filed with the Health Authority at least 30 days prior to the examination date.
(J) Annual licensed pumping contractor fee. An annual pumping contractor’s license fee of $175 shall be required for all sewage treatment or disposal systems or portable toilet pumping contractors wishing to operate within the county.
(K) Homeowner’s test. Any person installing or repairing a septic tank, ground absorption trench system and/or individual mechanical sewage treatment system on his or her own property, for his or her own use, must successfully pass an examination. An examination fee of $60 shall be required for all homeowner tests.
(L) Plat review fee. A plat review fee of $50 per lot for all proposed subdivisions must be submitted prior to review by environmental health staff.
(M) Variance hearing fee. Request for variance must be submitted in writing with a fee of $75.
(N) Verification of existing system fee. Request for the verification of an existing private sewage disposal system on private property must be accompanied by a fee of $65.
(O) Sign-off fee. Request for environmental health staff to review an existing septic system location in reference to proposed property change, building modification, addition of a new structure or remodel must be accompanied by a fee of $20. If a verification of the existing system is conducted by the WCHD, the sign-off fee is waived.
(P) Well and septic survey. Request for environmental health staff to attempt to locate well and septic system, to assess the condition of the well and septic, sample the well from the point of consumption for total coliform and nitrates and determine if there are any violations or conditions that could adversely affect the well and septic must be accompanied by a fee of $175. This fee covers one additional water sample if a presence of E. Coli is detected in the initial water sample.
(Q) Tank abandonment inspection fee. An application for the abandonment of any septic tank, aerobic treatment plant, lift station, cesspool, pit privy, disinfection chamber, sample port, or holding tank shall be accompanied by a fee of $55 payable to the Will County Health Department.
(R) Sewage effluent test fee. A fee of $80 will be charged for a sewage effluent sample which includes fecal coliform, suspended solids, residual chlorine, pH, and biological oxygen demand (BOD) testing.
(S) Sewage effluent without fecal coliform test fee. A fee of $60 will be charged for a sewage effluent sample which includes suspended solids, residual chlorine, pH, and biological oxygen demand (BOD) testing.
(T) Sewage effluent fecal coliform test fee. A fee of $20 will be charged for a sewage effluent sample which includes fecal coliform testing only.
(U) All fees are non-refundable.
(V) Unpaid fees will be turned over to collections or turned over to state's attorney for violation of this chapter.
(1980 Code, §51.14) (Ord. 11-74, passed 2-17-2011; Ord. 14-279, passed 10-16-2014; Ord. 16-235, passed 8-18-2016; Ord. 19-281, passed 10-17-2019)