In Amherst, all Septic System Contractors need to obtain a license issued by the Inspection Services Department. This annual license requires renewal at the close of each calendar year.
Also, in accordance with local regulation, all Title 5 inspections must be witnessed by an Amherst Board of Health Agent. Inspectors can arrange a witness by calling: 413-259-3030.
Application Requirements1. Any individual seeking to operate as a Septic System Contractor must submit an
application to the Inspection Services Department. (application link below)
2. With the application, please include:
a. Fee of $175.00
b. Certificate of Insurance
c. Workers' Compensation Insurance Affidavit
3. Return complete application to:
Amherst Inspection Services
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Septic Installer Application
|Perc Test; Sewage Disposal Install||$300 per Lot|
|Plan Review/Permit - 1 Inspection||$150 per System|
|Subsequent Plan Review||$125 per Review|
|Re-inspection of Re-installation||$150 per Inspection|
|Subdivision Plan Review||$275 Preliminary fee|
|Subdivision Plan Review||$100 Definitive fee|
|Title V Witness||$200|
|Septic Installer License (Annual)||$175|
Title 5 (310 CMR 15.017 and 15.340). The NEIWPCC maintains a list of approved system inspectors and soil evaluators accessible on their website.
Lists of Approved System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators
Septic systems hidden underground can be easily "out of mind" until a problem occurs. Amherst septic files can now be found online. Maintaining your septic system can help avoid costly repairs. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency Septic Smart website to learn tips for keeping an effective and healthy septic system.
Amherst Septic Files