Town of Southold, NY
Suffolk County
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All real property within the Southold Wastewater Disposal District whereon any on-site disposal system, such as a septic tank or cesspool is constructed or operated, whether the same is within or outside the geographical area of the District, shall be subject to the permit requirement herein provided.
Each owner of real property hereafter operating an on-site sewage disposal system, such as a septic tank or cesspool, except as modified by § 215-13 hereof, must, prior to such operation, possess in the name of the owner a current septic tank or cesspool operation permit issued by the Town Clerk. The "owner" is defined to mean a natural person, corporation, the state or any authority or subdivision hereof, the United States or any department or agency thereof and any renter, tenant, lessee or occupant of the premises.
Within five years after the effective date of this Part 1, no permit shall be required of any owner, his successors, representatives or assigns, operating such an on-site system, at the date this Part 1 takes effect, provided that such on-site system is not thereafter pumped or other maintenance measures required. At such time as such on-site system requires pumping or other maintenance measures, the owner shall obtain the permit described in § 215-12 above. Subsequent to four years after the effective date of this Part 1, owners of on-site systems within the Southold Wastewater Disposal District must obtain an operating permit.
No permit shall be required of any renter, tenant, lessee or occupant, provided that the owner of the premises has a currently valid permit issued in the owner's name or if the owner is excepted pursuant to § 215-13 hereof.
Once a permit has been issued, it may be transferred without charge to subsequent owners by the Town Clerk upon presentation of the deed of conveyance; provided, however, that there is no existing violation as to the operation or other maintenance measures of the system.