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Septic Tank Abandonment

  1. Contact the Sanitation Department to determine if sewer is available for your property (Sewer Service Availability Form).
  2. Contact Environmental Health at (831) 454-2022 ( to obtain an application for a sewer disposal permit.
  3. Payment verification of septic abandonment fee will be requested prior to issuing a sewer connection permit.
  4. Inspection of lateral construction/connection by a Sanitation Inspector will be required prior to backfilling the lateral trench along with payment of all fees associated with the sewer lateral connection permit. ($3000.00 connection fee includes 18 Fixture Units, additional units have a rate of $165 per unit, See Fixture Unit Chart for more information. (coming soon) 



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(831) 477‐3907
Fax: (831) 462‐3973

Main Office
701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 454‐2160
Fax: (831) 454‐2089

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Kent Edler
Assistant Director
Special Services

Ashleigh Trujillo
Sr. Civil Engineer
Sanitation Engineering

Beatriz Barranco
Sr. Civil Engineer
Sanitation Operations

Amy Miyakusu
Dept. Administrative Analyst
Sanitation Engineering

Leslie Rios
Pretreatment Program Specialist
Environmental Compliance
Marisol Goulett
Pretreatment Program Specialist
Environmental Compliance