Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Application Fees for Construction Permits for Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems and Private Wells [12 VAC 5 ‑ 620]
State Budget Addition of Fees for Repairs, Voluntary Upgrades, and Safe, Adequate, and Proper Evaluations
Action 6210
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations Governing Fees for Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems, Alternative Discharge Systems, and Private Wells (the Regulations) establish procedures for determining the fees, refunds of fees, and waiver of fees for services provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for onsite sewage systems, alternative discharge systems, and private wells. The Board of Health (the Board) last revised the Regulations in 2016. The Appropriation Act has been amended since then to mandate the fees charged for Repair Permits, Voluntary Upgrades, and Safe, Adequate, and Proper Evaluations, and does not give VDH any discretion in the amount of the fees charged. The Appropriation Act also added a waiver for Repair Permit fees for property owners at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The Code of Virginia requires VDH to provide a refund when an application for a principal place of residence is denied.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7469]
Associated Mandates
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9967 Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Lance Gregory  / Director, Div. of Onsite Sewage and Water Services
Address: 109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7491    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.