Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Program

​​​​​​The Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Program is administered through local health departments and begins with the use of onsite evaluations to determine if site and soil conditions are suitable for onsite wastewater systems.

The local health department onsite septic system inspectors perform site evaluations and inspections in Kentucky. A certified Kentucky onsite septic installer then must install the onsite sewage system based on the results of the site evaluation. A homeowner who wishes to install his or her own system must obtain a homeowner’s permit through the local health department.

To register a complaint regarding a septic system, septic system installer or septic tank pumper, please contact your local health department.

For information on how to become a certified septic system installer, see Training Opportunities Page.

Staff Contact

For Onsite Sewage questions, please call (502) 564-4856.

Amber Ballinger​, Installer Certification Program Coordinator 

(502) 764-1585