Title V


Date:  March 15, 2023

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.




The Shrewsbury Health Department has developed a Title V repository in an effort to house pumping records, septic plans, Title V inspection reports, septic repairs, abandonments, etc. into one centralized location broken down by street address. 

If you cannot locate what you are looking for, please contact the Health Department and we'll be happy to look in the physical files for you to see if that information is on file. Please call 508-841-8384 or send an email to: shrewsburyhealthagent@shrewsburyma.gov

APPLICATIONS (Please click any of the links below):

All paperwork and applicable fees must be submitted to the Shrewsbury Health Department located on the first floor of the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. 

Inspections cannot be requested until all fees and paperwork have been received.

Do you have an on-site disposal system and are considering purchasing an inground or above-ground swimming pool?

Below, please find information regarding Title V setbacks:

In-ground pools must be located at least 20 feet from leach fields and at least 10 feet from septic tanks. Above-ground pools don't have specific required setbacks from leach fields and septic tanks, but it is recommended that they not be placed on top of the leach field.

Title V Request Chart

Request Type Required Documents and Associated Fees
Abandonment /
Abandonment application.

Copy of pump slip (not required if system is dry).

$75.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury

The Title V Agent requires a minimum of 48 hours prior to requesting witnessing of crush and back-fill.
Perc / Soil Test* Perc / Soil Test application*.

$400.00 per lot - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury

Effective 12/01/21 - Perc / Soil Test application fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

A $400.00 per lot cancellation fee will apply if canceled and not rescheduled less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled inspection date/time. 
Repair or Upgrade DEP Form 1A / 2A / 3.


Certificate of Compliance.

$225.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury
(Fee includes $125 for the inspection and $100 for COC)
Plan Review
Disposal System
Construction Permit (DSCP)
DEP Form 1A / 2A / 3.

4 copies of stamped septic plans.

Soil log (or the multi-part state form).

Perc test results.

$675.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury.
(Fee includes plan review ($250, inspections ($325), as-built and COC ($100))

DEP Form 9A / 9B if Local Upgrade Approval requested.

Certificate of Compliance.
Septic Installer Permit New applicant needs to complete a Septic Installer application.

$325.00 - check payable to: Town of Shrewsbury.

Proof of insurance.

Copy of three (3) septic installer permits from other towns.
Approval of septic
plan extensions
Septic plans expire three (3) years from the date of approval.

A letter requesting a one (1) year extension must be submitted prior to the plan's expiration date.

Title V Fee Schedule*

Title V Service Notes Fee
System Installer (January thru December)   $325.00
Perc / Soil Testing Per Lot $400.00
Plan Review / Repeat Plan Review   $250.00
Disposal System Construction Permit (DSCP) /
Certificate of Compliance
Component Repair   $125.00
Certificate of Compliance   $100.00
Abandonment / Decomission   $75.00
Repeat Inspection / Soil Evaluation   $100.00
Title V Inspection Report Filing Fee   $75.00
*Fees effective 11/15/22