Septic Systems

Draft Regulations-May/June 2017

As of June 6, 2017 the Rockport Septic Regulations were changed; to view a copy of the most recent APPROVED regulations; click here.

The Board of Health is charged with enforcing Title 5 Septic System Regulations and Rockport's Septic System Regulations.

The Health Agent reviews and approves septic system design plans and Title 5 inspection reports.  The Health Agent also inspects the installation of septic systems and witnesses associated soil evaluations (perc tests). The Board reviews and approves variances to state and local regulations.

Before selling a property with a septic system, the septic system must be inspected by a private Title 5 Inspector and the report reviewed and approved by the Health Agent.

Septic Regulations:

Lists of Septic Professionals:

Septic Information:

Applications for Septic Professionals: 
(Please note that all applications for permits must include Certificate of Liability Insurance or Worker’s Compensation Insurance Affidavit* if no coverage)

Septic Forms: