Septic System Complaint/Report Form

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Wake County’s Wastewater Program is responsible for all permitting and inspecting activities that require a septic system for wastewater disposal.

Please use this form to report any septic system issues you maybe experiencing such as odor, surfacing wastewater, wastewater backups, wastewater flow to other properties, etc.

Are you the (check all that apply):
(if you don’t know the address, please describe the area as best you can)
What septic system failures have you observed at the property listed above?
Frequency, when the issue started, any other information relevant to this complaint
What type of water?
One file only.
14 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
Type in name above if completing form by email

This report is based in part on information provided by the homeowner or his/her representative in the application submitted for this permit. The Environmental Health Specialist is not responsible for false or misleading information contained in the application. The Environmental Health Specialist is also not responsible for concealed conditions on the property or for statements in this report that may have resulted from false or misleading statements provided to him in the application. Neither Wake County nor the Environmental Health Specialist warrants that the septic tank system will continue to function satisfactorily in the future or that the water supply will remain potable.


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