Septic System

Septic Tank Maintenance

If you have a septic system, a licensed Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) service provider must submit a Septic Tank Maintenance Reporting Form to the City of Blaine Inspections Department no less than once every three (3) years.  

Completed forms can be:

  • Emailed to septic@blainemn.gov
  • Faxed to 763-785-6111
  • Mailed to
    Attn: Building Inspections Department
    City of Blaine
    10801 Town Square Drive NE
    Blaine, MN  55449
  • Dropped off at the Building Inspections Counter.


Requirements for Permit Application Submittal

  • Application
  • Applicable MPCA Design Forms - most current version.
    • Preliminary Evaluation Form
    • Field Evaluation Form
    • Soils Observation Logs (Multiple Required)
    • Perculation Data Sheet
    • Design Summary Worksheet
    • Proposed Design Map
    • Design Worksheet (Based on type of system)
    • Pump Selection Design Worksheet
    • Pump Tank Design Worksheet
    • Single-Pass Recirculating Sand Filter
    • Tank buoyancy worksheet

How to Submit a Permit Application and Required Information

  1. Permit and Plan Submittal Preferred Method

    Email the application and supporting paperwork requested to plans@blainemn.gov.

    Do not send a credit card authorization form, Building Inspections will contact you for payment method when the permit is approved.

Fee & Permit Process

  • View the Fee Schedule (PDF)
  • See fee schedule for fee.
  • Once your permit has been reviewed you will be contacted to come pickup and pay for your permit.
  • When your permit has been paid for and you have the approved plans, you may start work and schedule inspections.

General Information



  • The permit will not be processed if any of the required submittals are missing.
  • If you sell your property a Compliance Inspection needs to be performed by a qualified private septic inspector prior to property sale or transfer of ownership.
  • A Compliance Inspection is not the same as a pumping/maintenance report.
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