Septic and Well Information


If you are selling your house, it is the SELLER'S responsibility to have the septic system inspected and the tank pumped by a Gilpin County licensed Use Permit Provider to obtain a USE PERMIT! These permits are good for 6 months. Get your use permit BEFORE you go under contract. It can take up to 10 business days to process a use permit application.

If you need ANY type of work done on your septic system, it MUST be done by a Gilpin County licensed contractor.

If your system has ANY mechanical components, you are required to keep a current maintenance contract AND send a copy to us.

For well drilling and permitting information, view the Colorado Water Well Permit site.

Also be sure to refer to the Private Wells Information Sheet.

Effective August 24, 2018 Gilpin County has adopted revised OWTS regulations.

View Colorado Regulation 43.

Refer to the National Association of Wastewater Technicians site: NAWT.