How to Connect to the Sanitary Sewer Facilities

Plumbers must have a Master Plumber license from the State of Delaware to make connections to the wastewater facilities.  You may be permitted to perform some of the work yourself, but a licensed plumber must make the physical connection to the County sewer system.  You may also want to consult with your neighbors in seeking a price from the plumbers.  Often, a plumber will offer a lower price if he or she has more than one hook-up in an area.

After you select a properly licensed plumber, he or she will then apply for a connection permit from Sussex County.  Our office is in the County Administrative Office Building, 2 The Circle, Third Floor in Georgetown, Delaware. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Issuance of a connection permit for the improvements on your property is required prior to initiating any excavation.  The cost of the permit is $130.00, which covers the cost of processing the permit, inspecting the plumbing work, and establishing your account records.  This permit can only be obtained by a Delaware licensed plumber.  The permit fee must be paid at the time the permit is issued.


July 1, 2023