Title V - Online as of 10/01/23

TITLE V related Permit Applications and Projects 

Effective October 1, 2023, the Health Department will transition and process all Title V* related projects via an electronic online system called Open Gov. 

Open Gov is a web-based system that allows the applicant to apply and track the Title V related projects and licensing process from start to finish. 

First-time users will need to create an account, then can apply for a permit or license electronically. 

Payment Methods:

  • Credit Card (customer pays processing fee)
    Pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

  • Cash

  • Check made payable to: Town of Shrewsbury

  • E-Check (customer pays processing fee)
    Pay via ACH direct-debit from most major banks, with instant verification via login to online banking.

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Enter Online Permitting

Questions? Please call the Health Department at: 508-841-8384


The Title V Repository is a centralized location broken down by street address to access pump reports, septic plans, Title V inspection reports, septic repairs, abandonments, etc.  

Can't find what you're looking for?  Please call 508-841-8384 or send an email to: shrewsburyhealthagent@shrewsburyma.gov

Title V Request Chart

Request Type Required Documents and Associated Fees
Abandonment /
Abandonment application.

Copy of pump slip (not required if system is dry).

$75.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury

The Title V Agent requires a minimum of 48 hours prior to requesting witnessing of crush and back-fill.
Perc / Soil Test* Perc / Soil Test application*.

$400.00 per lot - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury

Effective 12/01/21 - Perc / Soil Test application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

A $400.00 per lot cancellation fee will apply if canceled and not rescheduled less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled inspection date/time. 
Repair or Upgrade DEP Form 1A / 2A / 3.


Certificate of Compliance.

$225.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury
(Fee includes $125 for the inspection and $100 for COC)
Plan Review
Disposal System
Construction Permit (DSCP)
DEP Form 1A / 2A / 3.

4 copies of stamped septic plans.

Soil log (or the multi-part state form).

Perc test results.

$675.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury.
(Fee includes plan review ($250, inspections ($325), as-built and COC ($100))

DEP Form 9A / 9B if Local Upgrade Approval requested.

Certificate of Compliance.
Septic Installer Permit New applicant needs to complete a Septic Installer application.

$325.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury.

Proof of insurance.

Copy of three (3) septic installer permits from other towns.
Approval of septic
plan extensions
Septic plans expire three (3) years from the date of approval.

A letter requesting a one (1) year extension must be submitted prior to the plan's expiration date.

Do you have an on-site disposal system and are considering purchasing an inground or above-ground swimming pool?

Below, please find information regarding Title V setbacks:

In-ground pools must be located at least 20 feet from leach fields and at least 10 feet from septic tanks. Above-ground pools don't have specific required setbacks from leach fields and septic tanks, but it is recommended that they not be placed on top of the leach field.