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Septic System Permits

Since January 1999, the Building Department has been responsible for issuing all sewage system permits within the Town of Essex.

Contact the Building Department to find out more about the permits and requirements of a septic system installation.

Sewage system permits issued before 1999

Prior to January 1, 1999, all sewage system permits were issued through the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Please direct inquiries about systems approved during that time to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146.