Sewage System & Property Development

The Timiskaming Health Unit enforces the provisions of the Building Code Act as they relate to sewage systems. The Code and Guide for Sewage Systems governs the design, construction, operation and maintenance of various classifications of sewage systems located within properties.

Whether you are building, repairing, or changing a sewage system, you will need to apply for a permit.

Download full package for Application for Sewage System Permit (N-43a-LC) 

This form is authorized under subsection 8(1.1) of the Building Code Act. 



Sewage System - File Search Application - Form (N-41a-LC

Sewage System Permits – Schedule of Fees (R-3a-LC)
Septic System - How can I Keep it Working Properly? (R-16-LC)

System installed before 1980 or bordering lake or river? (R-18-LC)

SepticSmart Conventional Septic Systems - this 12 page booklet helps you understand and care for your conventional septic systems - website link  and PDF.

SepticSmart Advanced Treatment Systems - this booklet helps you become familiar with alternatives to conventional septic systems - website link and PDF.


For more information, please contact:

John Dickinson, Chief Building Officer
Timiskaming Health Unit Land Control office

  • Tel.: 705-647-4305 ext. 2245 or 1-866-747-4305 ext. 2245
  • Email:
  • Fax: 705-647-5779