On-Site Sewage Systems

On-Site Sewage Systems Program

The Environmental Health Section ensures that local residents have a safe and secure sewage disposal system, prevents public health nuisances and prevents the contamination of ground and surface waters.

Wayne County On-Site Sewage Systems program performs the following:

  1. Site/Soil evaluations for new home sites.
  2. Repair evaluations for existing homes.
  3. Issues new or repair permits for installation of septic systems.
  4. Performs inspections of septic system installations for both new and repaired systems.

Time of Sale Program

If your home is changing ownership for any reason and it has an on-site septic system, please see below for information and documents needed:

  1. Evaluation and maintenance rules (Wayne County ordinance 99-527)
  2. Wayne County ordinance brochure
  3. Record request form
  4. Registration list of on-site sewage disposal system evaluators
  5. Instructions to follow if your home is vacant
  6. Municipal letterhead
  7. Report of septic tank evaluation

If your home is served by an on-site sewage disposal system, an evaluation is required and shall be performed by a Registered Evaluator.

Contact Us


Name - Geographic Area

Phone Number

Dru Allen - Wayne County South

(734) 727-7400

Andrzej Borek - Wayne County West-Northwest

(734) 727-7400




Hours of Operation

Wayne County Department of Public Health
Health Admin Building
33030 Van Born Road
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone (734) 727-7000
Fax: (734)-727-7093

Mon-Fri: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Closed For Lunch: 11:30AM - 12:30PM



Community Wellness - Environmental Health

Maureen Franklin, MPA, REHS/RS
Environmental Health Director
(734) 727-7400
Carol Austerberry, MPA,MS,RS
Division Director & Deputy Health Officer
(734) 727-7045
Environmental Health

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