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Installer Licensing: Section 3-2 A. of the “U.P. Environmental Health Code” states, “All OSTDS installers shall be licensed by the Department. No person shall install, alter, or repair an OSTDS unless they are a licensed sewage system installer.” Section 3-2 B. states, “Nothing in this code shall preclude a property owner, who is not a licensed OSTDS installer, from installing an OSTDS for his own use under a valid permit.” To become a licensed installer, a contractor must take a written exam. The exam is based on the U.P. Environmental Health Code and the Environmental Health Code Technical Manual, contractors should download and print both documents and bring the documents with them to the exam. Contractors should contact their local health department office to schedule a time to take the exam.

Property owners can install their own sewage systems without a license according to Section 3.2 B. of the code.

U.P. Environmental Health Code

Licensed Septic Installers Listing

Application for Sewage System Installers License

Scene of a construction site installing a new mound septic system.
Sewage System Installer Fees
License Fee (3 years)$195