The Board of Health oversees and permits the construction, alteration or repairs to individual sewer disposal systems within Fitchburg's boundaries. An application must be submitted to the department prior to any work being performed:
To be authorized to install, alter or repair any individual sewer disposal system, a contractor must file for a systems installer's permit. This permit is valid for one year, expiring on December 31st. The fee for the permit is $100 and cannot be pro-rated.