Septic Information and Forms

View the TN Department of Environment and Conservation Rules for Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems Here. (pdf file).

List of Licensed Septic Installer and Pumpers (PDF Format)

The following applications are all displayed in PDF format






Other Guidelines


Property owners needing a copy of their Existing Septic Tank Permit or Septic Tank Installation Certificate of Completion please email gwp@hamiltontn.gov.


All other inquiries requesting a copy of a Septic Tank Permit or Septic Tank Installation Certificate of Completion will need to access the information online at www.hamiltontn.gov > ONLINE SERVICES > Building Inspection App > Document Retrieval and follow the directions. The Site Address would be by street name only, do not enter the street number. Choose the Address you are enquiring about, Step 2 – you will need to fill out your Contact information if you have never used this site before. Continue to follow the Steps listed to retrieve the Septic Tank information. If the Address you are searching for is not listed please email Ground Water for further assistance at gwp@hamiltontn.gov.


For sewer line (street connection) information please contact WWTA at 423-209-7842.


For Information Regarding:

  • New Septic installation
  • Existing Septic Use – addition to existing structures, swimming pools, accessory buildings, garages, etc.
  • Lot Reviews
  • Septic Repairs
  • Swings and other playground equipment
  • Water Sample testing (spring or well)
  • Complaints of malfunctioning septic systems

Please email gwp@hamiltontn.gov or call 423-209-7876


Building Inspections Department


Google MapsMap to Building Inspections Department

4005 Cromwell RoadChattanooga, TN 37421

Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays

423-209-7860