Health Department Permits & Applications: Colebrook, Connecticut (CT)
The mission of the Colebrook Health Department is to prevent disease, maintain a healthy environment and promote community health for the citizens of the Town of Colebrook. The Department of Health is responsible for protecting the health of the public including but not limited to: reviewing and approving septic and well installation and repairs, reviewing and approving improvements and additions that may impact the septic and/or well, inspecting restaurants. It shall be noted that the Colebrook Department of Health is a part of the Farmington Valley Health District and all communication and permits are through the Farmington Valley Health District.
Below please find various application forms for activities which the Town of Colebrook Health Department oversees. If you have any questions relative to whether your proposed activity requires a Health Department permit, please do not hesitate to contact us at (860) 354-9346 so that we may assist you. We also offer full service land use permitting where we handle the entire permitting process from beginning to end.
Colebrook Health Department Food Service Establishment Process
This page is dedicated to Food Service Establishments and the requirements of the Town of Colebrook as it relates to food service establishments.
Colebrook Health Department Application for Building Addition, Accessory Apartment, Shed or Conversion
This document is required by the Colebrook Health Department when any building addition, accessory apartment, shed or conversion is proposed. The Health department will review their existing files to see if any additional soils testing is required to confirm that a reserve area for the septic system will still exist on the property if an addition is constructed. See below for B100a process.
Colebrook Health Department Application for New Septic System Plan Approval
This document is required by the Colebrook Health Department when a new septic system is proposed in the Town of Colebrook. Prior to applying for approval, soils testing must be completed along with a complete septic system design. Contact us today at (860) 354-9346 today so that we may assist you with the design of your new septic system. We specialize in repairs as well. This form is only for plan approval. You must also apply for a Permit to Construct.
Colebrook Health Department Request for Soil Test Observation
This document must be filled out and submitted in order to schedule soils testing for a septic system. This is the first step in gaining approvals for a new septic system. The assigned sanitarian will then coordinate with the Engineer a time to perform the deep test pits and percolation tests.
Colebrook Health Department Septic System Regulations
This document details the Regulations of the Farmington Valley Health District as it relates to the approval and installation of septic systems.
Colebrook Health Department Site Evaluation for Septic System Repairs
The Farmington Valley Health District provides assistance to property owners who have septic system problems by performing site evaluations and providing recommendations. In order to adequately evaluate your property, soil testing must be performed. This soil testing consists of “deep test pits” which are dug by a backhoe/excavator to determine whether there are soil limitations such as ledge and/or groundwater. Also percolation tests are usually conducted to determine the drainage characteristics of the soil. This document must be completed fully in order to begin the process of remedying your septic system failure.
Colebrook Health Department Plan Review Application for Subdivision
This form must be filled out and submitted if you are proposing a subdivision or resubdivision. This document also provides instruction as it relates to the process. The Sanitarian will review the plans to ensure that all applicable requirements with regards to the placement of the proposed wells and primary and reserve septic areas are in accordance with the State of Connecticut Public Health Code.
Colebrook Health Department Homeowner’s Guide to Wells and Septic Systems
The Farmington Valley Health District created this guide to assist you as the owner in providing for the maintenance of your well and septic system. By following their recommendations you will be ensured that you are getting the longest possible life out of your well and septic system. This document is a must read for anyone who has a well and/or septic system on their property.
Colebrook Health Department Guidelines for the Proper Disposal of Water Treatment System Wastewater
You may not be aware that if you have a water treatment system such as a water softener system you cannot discharge the wastewater (i.e. – back wash) into the septic system that serves your house. Instead, you must create a separate disposal system for this wastewater. The attached document provides the guidelines that must be followed as it relates to providing a disposal system that meets the requirements of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Colebrook Health Department Swimming Pool Permit Application
This document must be filled out for anyone proposing a swimming pool.
Colebrook Health Department Swimming Pool Operator’s Test
Anyone who will be responsible for the operation of a public swimming pool must fill out and pass the Swimming Pool Operator’s Test.
Colebrook Health Department Public Swimming Pool Regulations
This document details the Regulations of the Farmington Valley Health District as it relates to public swimming pools.
Colebrook Health Department Guidelines for Pool Closure
These guidelines shall be followed by anyone operating a public pool. For instance, when the pool is so cloudy such that the bottom cannot be seen it shall be closed until remedied.
What is a Bedroom?
Septic system are sized based on the number of bedrooms of the house. This document gives guidance as to what constitutes a bedroom to the Town of Colebrook Health Department as well as the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
What does B100a Mean?
People typically refer to a B100a review that is needed prior to the health department signing off on any new addition or new structure on a property. This document fully details what the entire B100a review process entails. Our office can perform an all inclusive B100a review for you if needed.
CT Department of Public Health Sewage Back-Ups Fact Sheet
This document provides guidance as to how to deal with a sewage back-up in your residence.
CT DEP Small Business Recycling Brochure
This document serves as a reminder to all small businesses their responsibilities as it relates to recycling.
If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of a local land use regulation or application or you are interested in working with us on a project, contact us at (860) 354-9346. We look forward to speaking with you!
Colebrook Building Department Regulations & Application Forms
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Colebrook Health Department Regulations & Application Forms
Colebrook Zoning Board of Appeals Regulations & Application Forms
Please note that you should always contact the Town of Colebrook to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.