Town of Southold, NY
Suffolk County
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A. 
At the end of three years after issuance of an operation permit hereunder, or sooner as conditions may require as determined by the Town, the system shall be inspected by qualified inspectors employed by the Southold Town Board. The Town has the right to waive said inspection.
B. 
In all cases, it shall be the responsibility of the owner to locate and remove the cover of the septic tank or cesspool for inspection by the Town Inspector. Should such owner refuse to locate and remove the cover of said system, the Town has the right to locate and remove the cover of the cesspool or septic tank and bill the owner for all costs incurred.
As a condition to obtaining the operation permit required hereunder, the owner shall give his consent, at the time of applying for and obtaining such permit, to such inspectors employed by the Town to enter on the owners premises to make the necessary inspections. The hours of inspection are to be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Ten days written notice is to be given to the owner that an inspection will be made. In cases where an emergency exists, the Town shall reserve the right to waiver such notice.
No civil claim shall lie against the Town for any damages resulting from any inspection as authorized herein.
A. 
Every owner of an operation permit shall have his on-site septic system pumped on a frequency of not less than once every three years. Should such owner refuse to pump said system, the Town has the right to pump said system and bill the owner thereof.
B. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this § 215-25, the Town Inspector is authorized to extend the time of pumping an on-site septic system in cases where it is determined that, due to the size, type, location and/or frequency of use of an on-site septic system, such system is not required to be pumped once every three years.
C. 
The Town also has the right to require every owner of an operation permit to repair a malfunctioning on-site system. Should such owner refuse to perform the same, the Town has the right to repair said system and bill the owner therefor.