Permits, violations & licenses
There are some parts of Philadelphia where City sewer lines are not available. In these areas, you may need to install or repair a septic system or private sewer line. You must coordinate with the Department of Public Health if you do this work.
Property owners who do not have access to a City sewer must request a permit for a septic system installation or repair.
The cost is $500 per location.
If you would like to request a permit to install or repair a septic system or install a private sewer line, call (215) 685-7342.