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Buena Vista Annex
112 Linderman Ave.
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

Touber Building
448 E. 1st St.
Suite 137
Salida, Colorado 81201

Available by appointment by
calling 719-207-1498


On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems

New On-site Wastewater Treatment System (Septic System) Regulations: Effective July 1, 2014, Chaffee County has adopted new State mandated regulations for On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS). State law requires that the County adopt regulations that are no less stringent than the minimum State regulations, and the Chaffee County regulations essentially mirror the minimum State regulations.  In general, the new regulations will result in smaller tanks and absorption fields, but will likely require more engineer-designed systems and thicker sand filters.  On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Regulations (Current Regulations) On-Site Wastewater System Regulations (Prior to July 2014)

Applications and Fees

 On-site Wastewater Treatment System Fees

On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Application 

Bedroom Disclosure for Septic

Septic Disconnect Form

Installer Licensing

Chaffee County requires septic system installers and cleaners to be licensed.  Application may be made at the Chaffee County Development Services Department, of which Chaffee County Environmental Health is a part.  The applicable TEST may be taken at any time in our office.  Licenses are valid for one year (calendar year, i.e. January through December).  The license and renewal fee is $25.00.

If you have any questions regarding this procedure please contact the Environmental Health Office at 539-2124 or .   Our office is located in the Chaffee County Administrative Building, 104 Crestone Avenue, Room #125, Salida, Colorado 81201.

Licensed OWTS Installers (Updated March 2017)

State Regulations

Additional information on the State of Colorado On-Site Wastewater Treatment Regulation program is available on the CDPHE website:
CDPHE Website or CDPHE



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