The Ellis County Environmental Code requires the inspection of the wastewater treatment system when property ownership is transferred within the county’s jurisdiction.
A permit is required before the construction and/or modification of wastewater systems. Permit applications are $60 and should be submitted to the Environmental Office, which is located at:
718 Main Street
Hays, KS 67601
A permitted septage hauler must pump all septic tanks before they can be evaluated. All tanks will have to be opened in a manner that will allow the visual inspection of the tank's interior. In other words, the lid will have to be opened. The Environmental staff must be present when the tank is opened and before it is pumped.