The house I am interested in is on a septic system, what does that mean?

A septic system, or Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), is a type of wastewater treatment system that is individual to a home or property. Theses systems are paid for and maintained entirely by the property that is utilizing the system.  All septic systems are required to be permitted in Clear Creek County and must meet criteria that protect water quality. If you are purchasing a home that has an existing OWTS, there needs to be an approved Use Permit issued prior to the close of the sale.  You can find more information on OWTS and Use Permits on the Environmental Health web pages.

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1. How can I find out how a property is zoned?
2. What are the required building setbacks and allowed uses in my zoning district?
3. Can I subdivide my property?
4. How do I know if my neighborhood has covenants?
5. How do I determine where my property boundaries are?
6. Can I camp on my property?
7. Can I leave my recreational vehicle on my property year around?
8. The house has a outhouse, is that okay?
9. Can I put a mobile home on my property?
10. Can I have animals, small livestock and large livestock including horses?
11. Can I have a Tiny Home in Clear Creek County?
12. Do I need a permit to run my house as a short term rental (vacation rental) on websites like AirBNB or VRBO?
13. The house I am interested in is on a septic system, what does that mean?
14. What is a septic Use Permit?
15. Why do the number of bedrooms matter for my septic system?
16. My septic system has "higher level treatment", what does that mean?