Ground Water Monitoring

Base Fee (first monitoring pipe)


Distance Charge (distance to site, one-way from Health Department, 1-time       charge)

$4 per mile

Each additional site


Septic Permits

Application Fee (non-refundable; in addition to the permit fee)


Permit Fees:


Septic tank only


Conventional drainfield using gravity distribution


Seepage Pit, Absorption Bed, Conventional drainfield using pressure distribution 


 Pit Privy or Waterless Toilet


 Other Alternative System


 Experimental System construction permit


 Experimental System annual fee


 Temporary Septic Permit (does not require application fee)

 Other Fees:  

 Pressure Distribution Sizing


 Septic Determination


 Septic Re-inspection or Site Visit


 Septic Installer Certification (New)


 Septic Installer Annual Renewal


 Construction Without Permit

 three times permit & application fee

Site Evaluations

Per proposed septic system site


Non-degradation Analysis (categorical exemption, N groundwater analysis, P breakthrough)       


Non-degradation Analysis (adjacent to surface water, must have stream flow data) 


Approved Site Evaluator Test  $55

Staff Work Misc.

Miscellaneous Staff Work per hour


Subdivision Submittals

Review of Subdivision Exemption Requests


State Review Fees

Refer to MT DEQ

Water Lab Services

Total Coliform (Presence/Absence)


0-29 samples per month


 30 or more samples per month


 Quanti-tray (mpn)

 Heterotrophic Plate Count  $23
 Mailing fee per bottle  $5
 Replacement bottle  $2
 Water Sampling - staff collected (includes P/A for one sample)  $70

Well Permits

New Permits


Extra Site Visit


Re-inspection Fee


 Change of Location Fee  $25


Variance Fees

Variance Application



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