Title V

Diagram of a residence with an on-site disposal system

Diagram of a home and how it's connected to a septic system underground. Title V information.

APPLICATIONS (Please click any of the links below):

All paperwork and applicable fees must be submitted to the Shrewsbury Health Department located on the first floor of the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. 

Inspections cannot be requested until all fees and paperwork have been received.

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
Perc Test Perc test application.

$400.00 per lot - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury
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, inspections, as-built and COC)

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.

Title V Fee Schedule*

Title V Service Notes Fee
System Installer   $325.00
Soil Testing per site $400.00
Plan Review / Repeat Plan Review   $250.00
Disposal System Construction Permit (DSCP) /
Certificate of Compliance
Component Repair   $125.00
Abandonment   $75.00
Repeat Inspection / Soil Evaluation   $100.00
Inspection Report Filing Fee   $75.00
*Fees effective 10/13/17    

Septic System Information - United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Cartoon man encouraging people to take care of their septic system. Title V information.

Attention Property Owners:  If you have a septic system, it's extremely important to keep up with its property care and maintenance so that we may safeguard our community's health, protect the environment, and keep you from spending thousands of dollars repairing or replacing a damaged system. EPA's SepticSmart initiative helps to ensure this!

Please click the following link Septic Systems (Onsite/Decentralized Systems) for more information about septic systems, and please click the following link Stormwater Management for more information about stormwater.