The Environmental Health staff evaluates proposed subdivisions to determine if onsite wastewater treatment systems are feasible. This cooperative effort between the Platte County Health Department and the Platte County Planning and Zoning Department
eliminates many potential health problems associated with the improper disposal of human waste.
Before an onsite wastewater treatment system is installed in unincorporated Platte County, the homeowner is responsible for obtaining a permit from the Health Department. The Environmental Health staff issues permits and inspects systems before they are backfilled. For a permit application, click on the following link:
Sewage Permit Application (New or Repair)
The Environmental Health staff considers permit exemptions when a room addition (other than bedrooms) is proposed or when outbuildings, swimming pools, etc. are proposed. For an application for permit exemption, click on the following link:
Application for Permit Exemption
The Environmental staff also evaluates existing onsite wastewater treatment systems as requested by lending institutions, Real Estate Agents, and Prospective Buyers. Many lenders require that the sewage system is operating properly before lending money on a property. To request an inspection of an existing system, phone the Environmental Health Division at (816) 858-2412 or click on the following link:
Inspection Request Form - Existing Sewage System
The Environmental Health staff responds to complaints and provides expertise in finding solutions to eliminate sewage problems. The staff works with the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office if it becomes necessary to prosecute violators of environmental health laws and ordinances.
For more information regarding onsite wastewater treatment systems, click on the links below: