Collection Systems

Engineering Certification "Roundup"

The Municipal Unit is conducting an outreach program to update the Division’s records for permits issued from 2002 through 2015 that, according to the Division’s database, are still open and have not recorded submission of the engineering certifications.


During the months of May through December 2019, the Municipal Unit sent out letters to approximately 1,700 Permittees requesting certifications for approximately 4,400 permits initially issued between January 2002 and December 2015. Letters requesting certifications for another 550 permits will be going out in the first quarter of 2020.


If you have a permit for which you are unsure of the certification status, please use the Sewer Extension Permit Tracker link below to check the Division’s database for more information.


Response Form Template (Updated June 2019)


Latest News:

The 02T Rules have been updated as of September 1, 2018.

Revised SSO Reporting Requirements (Updated October 2014)

Underground Utility Safety & Damage Prevention Act  (Updated October 2014)

  • Requires underground infrastructure to be "electronically locatable"

Sewer Extension Application Tracker

  •  Information related to the review for applications received by the Division

Sewer Extension Permit Tracker

  • Information related to issued permits, including the receipt of Final/Partial Certifications
  • Enter the "Issue Date" at the top of the "Engineering Certification" form for modified permits (those with multiple versions)
  • Enter today's date to give information for the latest permit version issued

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Wastewater Collection Systems

The Municipal Unit administers various wastewater collection system permitting programs for the Division. The PERCS unit issues system-wide collection system permits (WQCS Permits), flow reduction requests, and name change /change of ownership requests. The unit is responsible for the review and approval of local programs for permitting construction, modification, and operation of public and private sewer system in their utility service areas (i.e. delegation) pursuant to G.S. 143-215.1(f). The unit also administers general oversight of the fast track sewer extension program which issues sewer extension permits through the seven regional offices. 

Programs Administered:

  •    Fast Track Program (Gravity Sewer, Pump Stations, & Force mains)
  •    Standard Sewer Extension Permitting Program
  •    System-Wide Collection System Program
  •    Local Programs for Sewer Systems (Delegated Program)

Rules and Guidance: