Program Goal and Overview:
This program's goal is to minimize potential health hazards and protect surface and ground water by ensuring that septic systems located within Cayuga County operate satisfactorily.
Instructions for a routine inspection
Instructions for a property transfer inspection - prior to all property transfers in Cayuga County, the Sanitary Code requires that the septic system be inspected and the septic tank pumped. The septic system should be inspected prior to the pumping of the tank. If the tank is pumped first, it will be necessary to wait 30 days before the septic system can be inspected. Note: If you are due for a routine sanitary code inspection, but plan on selling your home soon, you may want to consider getting the property transfer inspection done instead of the routine inspection. The property transfer inspection is valid for one year and would count for the routine inspection.