New Jersey Septic System
New Jersey Septic System design, construction and operation is governed by the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems, N.J.A.C. 7:9A, also known as Chapter 199. Health departments are responsible for enforcement of New Jersey Septic System standards throughout the state. Homeowners are encouraged to exercise due diligence in this area. Fines for negligence can be stiff.
Consult your health department when:
- You are experiencing septic system problems.
- You are planning septic system work, repair, or expansion.
- You are planning home additions or building expansions.
New Jersey Septic System Website And Permit Information
Comments or questions should be directed to the
Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution
Control at P.O. Box 029, Trenton, NJ 08625