The Story County Environmental Health Department is temporarily suspending septic system site evaluations. The current Sanitarian is retiring, and the hiring process has already begun to find her replacement. Therefore, effective May 7, 2021, until further notice, septic construction application submittals must include a professional evaluator’s report (soils analysis). Upon receipt of the application, site evaluation report, and $150 fee, the department will do a site check and issue the septic permit. Septic alterations (replacing the tank or d-box) do not require a site evaluation. To obtain an alteration permit, simply submit the application and $25 fee. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to call 515-382-7240 with any questions.