Well & Septic Permits and Information

Well Permits – $150

One hundred dollars of the permit fee remains in Dubuque County, while the remaining fifty dollars is sent to Iowa Department of Natural Resources for improvements and updates to the internet based private well tracking database. Those wishing to secure a well permit must come to the Dubuque County Health Department. To view an example of a well permit, CLICK HERE

To download a copy of the Well Plugging record form, CLICK HERE.

Septic Permits – $150

Those wishing to secure a septic permit must come to the Dubuque County Health Department. To view an example of a septic permit, CLICK HERE.

For more information, please review the Chapter 69 Septic rules CLICK HERE

 

Contractor Rules and Regulations after Septic Installation:

Required to call the Dubuque County Health Department (563) 557-7396 24 hours before the start of installation.

Sanitarian will inspect on site if schedule permits.  Contractor is responsible for submitting digital pictures (septic tank, distribution box and runs of septic fields) and a detailed sketch (with dimensions from structure) within ten (10) days of completion of system to the Dubuque County Health Department, 13047 City View Drive, Dubuque, IA  52002