Apply for a Permit

On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) provide a reliable and efficient means of wastewater treatment and disposal if constructed and maintained properly.

Note: We only accept cash or check in the office
When filling out an application on-line you may utilize a credit card, e-check or pay pal.

The Environmental Health Department issues permits for the construction, use and repair of on-site wastewater treatment systems.
 Routt County On-site Wastewater Regulations


Below is the example of the section located on the City View Portal in which you will be executing all you permitting needs.

Environmental Health 
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Payment Instructions


The Routt County Department of Environmental Health (RCDEH) received approval from the Routt County Board of Health to increase permit application fees for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) from $300.00for a new permit and $100.00 for a repair permit to $600.00 for a new permit and $300.00 for a repair permit.   A fee of $600.00 would also be charged for a major repair requiring a design from a Colorado Certified Professional Engineer.

Financial Assistance

Having difficulty paying for OWTS repairs?  The USDA offers low interest loans for home improvements, including OWTS.

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