Programs & Services

Environmental Services - Portage County  Health Department



Loyd Groves B.S., R.S., Environmental Director

Home Sewage Treatment Systems | Semipublic Disposal Systems/H.B. 110 Program
Mold | Sewage Systems Permit Fees

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 Monday through Friday
Contact Information

Option 1:

1. Contract with an aeration unit service company.
2. Have them provide this office with a copy of the service contract each year.

Option 2:

1. Service the aerator unit yourself and keep it running correctly.
2. We will inspect the unit once a year.
3. Pay the required inspection fee to the Health Department.

The fees for sewage system permits are as follows:

Single dwelling ................................$675.00
Duplex .............................................$725.00
Triplex .............................................$725.00
Commercial (Inspection only)...........$725.00

A sewage system permit is valid for one (1) year.  Visit the Applications & Forms page for more information on Procedures for Septic and Sewage.


H.B. 110, which was signed into law on March 1, 1984 and became effective on May 31, 1984, amended Sections 3709.085 and 6111.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. This bill authorizes a board of health, through its contractual agreement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, to provide inspection and enforcement services for semipublic wastewater treatment systems which discharge less than 25,000 gallons per day. Such treatment systems include both on-site and discharging systems. The local health department is also granted authority under H.B. 110 to establish and collect inspection fees from owners of semipublic facilities served by wastewater treatment systems.

The H.B. 110 Program ensures that these treatment systems are functioning properly and do not contribute to a non-point source of pollution. Improving wastewater quality protects local watersheds decreasing health risks throughout local communities.


Ohio Revised Code Section 3709.085 defines semipublic sewage systems as “a discharge disposal system which treats the sanitary sewage discharged from publicly and privately owned buildings or places of assemblage, entertainment, recreation, education, correction, hospitalization, housing, or employment, but does not include a disposal system which treats sewage in amounts of more than twenty-five thousand gallons per day; a disposal system for the treatment of sewage from single-family, two-family, or three-family dwellings; or a disposal system for the treatment of industrial waste.”

H.B. 110 FORMS

Applications for H.B. 110 registration are mailed annually by the Health Department during the first week of March. The appropriate fee is to be remitted to the Health Department by April 1st. Registration permits for semipublic facilities are valid from April 1st through March 31st. Visit the Applications & Forms page for the appropriate form.


A person wanting to register as a household sewage treatment system installer in Portage County should provide the following:

  1. A $150.00 payable to the Portage County Health Department.

  2. Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $300,000/$300,000 Bodily Injury and $100,000 Property Damage with Portage County Health Department, 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266, as the certificate holder. Certificates of Insurance must show an expiration date; those marked “Continuous” will not be accepted.

  3. A completed application for registration. (Check Applications & Forms)

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office between 8:00 and 10:00 A.M. most weekdays and ask to talk to an inspector in the sewage program.

Visit the Applications & Forms page for the appropriate form.


Click on the following link to view/download the regulations using Adobe Reader:  Home Sewage Treatment Regulations


Contact Uss

449 S. Meridian St., 3rd Floor, Portage County Admin. Bldg.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Ph: 330-296-9919  Fax: 330-297-3597 E-Mail:

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