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Septic Tank Pumper Program

The Septic Tank Pumper Program reviews and licenses Cesspool, Septic Tank and Privy Cleaners.  We also inspect disposal sites for septic tank, grease trap and sump wastes.

Use the links to the forms below to apply for a new Septic Tank Pumper License or to renew a current Septic Tank Pumper License. 

Please download the free Adobe reader to view PDF documents using the button shown on the bottom left side of the web page.

Please submit any completed forms to:

Waste & Underground Tank Management Bureau
Waste Management Section
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT  59620-0901

Forms

Licensing and Disposal Site Forms Format
Application (New Pumper) New Pumper Application PDF document New Pumper Application WORD document
New Disposal Site Application (One form for each site) New Disposal Site Application PDF document New Disposal Site Application WORD document
Renewal Application Renewal Application PDF document Renewal Application WORD document
Operation and Maintenance Outline Operation and Maintenance Outline PDF document Operation and Maintenance Outline WORD document
Vehicle Inspection Form Vehicle Inspection Form PDF document Vehicle Inspection Form WORD document
Permission Slips Format
Disposal Site Permission Slip Disposal Site Permission Slip PDF document Disposal Site Permission Slip WORD document
Fire Season Permission Slip Fire Season permisson Slip PDF document Fire Season permisson Slip WORD document
Disposal Records Format
Holding Tank Summary Log Form Holding Tank Summary Log Form PDF document Holding Tank Summary Log Form WORD document
Land Application Summary Log Form Land Application Summary Log Form PDF document Land Application Summary Log Form WORD document
Wastewater Treatment Summary Log Form Wastewater Treatment Summary Log Form PDF document Wastewater Treatment Summary Log Form WORD document

Guides

General Format
Septic Pumper Guide - 2.3 MB Septic Pumper Guide PDF document 
Montana Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems Montana Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems PDF document
The Counties Guide for Approving Septage Land Application Sites Counties Guide for Approving Septage Land Application Sites PDF document

NEW Training for Septic Pumpers

These presentations have been used by the state to train septic pumpers. They have been published on the website to provide reference material for the regulated community. Click on the links below to view each presentation:

Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations

How to select a land application site how to select a land application site power point presentation
Land application site operation and maintenance land application site operation and maintenance power point presentation
Guidelines for disposal of sumps and grease guidelines for disposal of sumps and grease power point presentation
Septic System Service Providers septic system service providers slides
Annual Application Rate annual application rate slides

Important Dates to Remember

Licenses expire December 31.  Septic Tank Pumper renewal applications must be received by the Department of Environmental Quality no later than January 31.

Licensees have until April 1, to renew their licenses without a late fee.  After April 1 the late fee is an additional $125.00.  After April 1 the Department may assess additional penalties for operators who are pumping without their licenses.

Mail the signed forms with the required fee of $300.00 to:

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Financial Services
PO Box 200901
Helena MT  59620-0901