Sanitary Code Enforcement

Department History
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department began inspecting and providing septic system permits in Douglas County in 1968.

The Douglas County Sanitary Code helps to ensure that septic systems are installed properly to prevent any risk of groundwater contamination.
Sanitary Code helps to ensure that septic systems are installed properly to prevent contamination
Why Have a Sanitary Code?
The Douglas County Sanitary Code helps ensure that septic systems are designed and will function properly to avoid any potential health hazards due to contaminated groundwater. Sanitary code enforcement protects homeowners from sewage backups, prevents water well contamination and ensures that septage haulers dispose of waste in accordance with all state and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

Environmental Health Documents
Please visit our Environmental Health documents page for downloadable documents. These may not be compatible with all web browsers. If you encounter problems, please print the form off, complete and fax to 785-843-3161 or email us. If you have any additional questions, please call the Health Department at 785-843-3060.