Ordinance

The McLeod County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Ordinance is available online by clicking on the link below:

McLeod County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Ordinance

McLeod County is required by statute to publish a list of more restrictive standards for SSTS within the county. The list of more restrictive standards is also available online by clicking on the link below:

McLeod County More Restrictive Standards


The McLeod County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Ordinance was adopted by the McLeod County Board of Commissioners on December 22, 2009 and became effective on January 1, 2010. 

This ordinance authorizes and provides for sewage treatment and soil dispersal in unsewered areas of the county.  The ordinance incorporates by reference Minnesota Rules Chapter 7080Chapter 7081Chapter 7082 and Chapter 7083.    

The ordinance also provides: requirements for issuing permits for installation; requirements for previously permitted SSTS; standards for upgrade, repair, replacement, or abandonment; penalties for failure to comply with ordinance provisions; provisions for enforcement; and promotion of the health, safety, and welfare of the public.