If sewers are not available, the first thing that is necessary before purchasing the property would be to have an on-site soil evaluation done. A permit is necessary to do this and it is the recommended procedure to select a certified septic installer to obtain this permit from the local health department.
Two other permits are necessary, which are the septic permit and the building permit. These permits are obtained in this order. After the soil evaluation is done, the health department determines the kind of system to be installed, at which time the septic installer obtains the septic permit, which outlines the details of the installation. Only after this is done, can a building permit be obtained by the homeowner or builder, who takes the actual construction plans to the planning and zoning commission where it is stamped and a building permit is issued.