NBMCA's On-site Sewage System (Septic) program is designed to protect the environment and people’s health and safety by regulating and ensuring compliance with the Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 8 regarding the installation and maintenance of private on-site sewage systems within Nipissing District and the Parry Sound District (with the exception of the Township of the Archipelago). (See Map at bottom)
If your residential, seasonal or commercial property does not have municipal sewer services and you will be using an on-site sewage system, the OBC requires you to obtain a permit from NBMCA.
Check with one of our On-site Sewage System Area Supervisors if you are planning any of the activities below in an area without municipal sewer services. You may need an on-site sewage system permit if you are:
NBMCA provides a variety of services related to on-site sewage systems including:
Details about these services are outlined on the links to the right.
On-site sewage system program services and fees are outlined on the Fee Schedule. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or cheque (payable to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority). You can pay by debit if you pay in person at the NBMCA North Bay Office, 15 Janey Ave., North Bay ON P1C 1N1 or NBMCA Parry Sound Office, 69 Bowes St, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2L5.
For further information or to discuss your project, contact the Inspectors at our North Bay office at 705 474-5420 or by email. If your project is located within the West Parry Sound District, contact our Parry Sound office at 705 746-7566 or email.