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Operation Permit

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Operation Permits are no longer required to be recorded at the Register of Deeds Office prior to the Environmental Health Specialist notifying the Chatham County Building Inspections Department that all the requirements for the Septic Operation Permit have been met.

Note: If a newly constructed private drinking water well will be the water source for the affected property, the Environmental Health Specialist will also need to complete the well inspection including water sampling before the building inspections office will be able to schedule a building final.