Mark Samples: Director of Environmental Health 
Brenda Rhea: Administrative Assistant / Environmental Technician 
Christy Denney: Office   
Daniel Ferguson: Environmental Specialist
Gary Loveday: Environmental Specialist

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
227 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865.429.1766 Fax: 865.429.1965

Services Provided:

  • Septic Permits

  • Inspection Letter (existing homes with septic systems)

  • Water Samples

  • Certificate of Verification (existing system moving in new home or building)

  • Repair of Septic System

  • Subdivision Evaluations (new developments or making changes to existing developments)

  • Installers and Pumpers in Sevier County

Who Needs an Application?
Any person who proposes to land dispose of domestic septage from septic tanks or other sewage treatment or disposal facilities must obtain a domestic septage disposal site permit.

What Information Must I Provide?
Applicants must submit the following information:
Division of Environmental Health Application Domestic Septage Disposal Site Permit Form.
The application includes the following information: The owner of the property, address and telephone number, applicant’s name, address of property, number of bedrooms, square feet of home, and water supply.
A high intensity soil map of the proposed disposal area prepared in accordance with Department Rules
A plat with seal and signature of a registered surveyor. If not on file in office

How Will My Application Be Processed?
Completed application forms and application fee should be sent to the Sevier County Environmental Health Dept office. A detailed review of the application is then conducted.
A permit is granted or denied within 7-10 working days of the date of application. Permits expire 3 years from the issue date and must be renewed. Permits are not transferable and become invalid upon change of ownership.

What Are My Rights and Responsibilities After the Permit is Approved?
The applicant has the right to proceed with activities outlined in the approved permit. They must notify the Department of any changes to application information. The applicant is responsible for following all applicable state/county statutes and regulations.. Applicants have the right to appeal a permit that has been denied, suspended or revoked.

What Are the Division’s Rights and Responsibilities After the Permit is Approved?
The Division has the right to inspect proposed sites prior to permitting as well as after a permit has been granted. The Division has the right to revoke, suspend, or deny the issuance of a permit to any applicant who violates the state/county statutes or departmental regulations. Any person who violates or fails to comply with the state/county statutes, rules, or regulations may be subject to cival penalties.

County Meetings & Events

Thu Nov 09 @ 3:00PM -
Canceled - Water Committee
Thu Nov 09 @ 4:00PM -
Budget Committee
Thu Nov 09 @ 5:00PM -
Intergovernmental Committee
Thu Nov 09 @ 6:00PM -
Emergency Services
Mon Nov 13 @ 5:00PM -
Steering Committee
Tue Nov 14 @ 5:30PM -
Planning Committee
Mon Nov 20 @ 5:00PM -
Transportation Committee
Mon Nov 20 @ 6:00PM -
County Commission Meeting

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