Sanitary Sewer

Permit Regulations

All sewer work performed outside your building or home must have a sewer permit reviewed and signed through the city engineer's office.

Permit Application Form

Click here for the permit application form, or visit the engineer's office at 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN. 


Inspection fees are $100 per inspection. The fee is to be paid with the filing of the application to expose, repair, abandon, construct, disconnect, clean, alter, plug, or disturb any public or private sanitary sewer main or service. New homes are more involved and are included in the building permit. The connection fee if the building is outside city limits is $350. This is in addition to the connection fee listed below. A Petition for Annexation is also required.

View the Summary of Sewer Connection Fees for more information.

NOTE: The sewer permit DOES NOT INCLUDE any costs for water service installations or meter equipment and labor. Please contact Mike Steege, Assistant Manager-Collections / Distribution, at 219-462-6174 x1363 for additional information.