What is a Perc Test?: A percolation or perc test is measuring absorption rate of soil for an onsite sewage disposal system. A certificate of Zoning Approval to perform a perc test is required prior to filling an application with the Health Department for approval of a permit to install an individual swage disposal system.
What is the minimum lot size requirement for installation of a private septic system?: Minimum lot size for any lot not served by public sewerage system is one (1) acre.
Notes: Planning staff will verify that the lot is a lawful lot of record prior to issuing Zoning Approval. If the lot does not meet one or more of the following standards for the zoning district in which it is located as a result of enactment or amendment of the zoning ordinance, it is considered a non-conforming lot, and its lawful status must be verified prior to issuance of a certificate of zoning approval for a perc test:
Download a copy of the application for verification of a non-conforming lot by clicking here. The perc test is subject to Health Department approval.