Environmental Health Site Evaluations for Onsite Wastewater and Wells

New Onsite Wastewater Systems

Interested in soil evaluations for new onsite wastewater (septic) systems? Evaluations are performed by the Environmental Health Division of Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA). These evaluations determine the suitability of a proposed site. Suitability is based on ground absorption sewage disposal.

Existing Onsite Wastewater Systems 

CHA inspects existing septic systems. Inspections are for acquiring zoning and building permits for:

  • structural additions
  • accessory structures
  • accessory dwelling units
  • replacement mobile homes
  • swimming pools

Well Permits

Well permits are issued to property owners. Owners must apply for a private drinking water well permit. They can apply after site evaluations are made. These evaluations determine suitable areas for well placement.


Applications/Requests for Site Evaluation are submitted through the Accela Citizen Access Portal

Additional Information

Visit Environmental Health/Cabarrus Health Alliance or call 704-920-1207.