In 2000, the State of Wisconsin mandated that all Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) be inspected by a qualified individual (service provider) at least once every three years. In the past the County sent notification to property owners on a green sheet of paper titled “Private Sewage system maintenance certification form”.

It was required that the form be signed by a service provider and returned to the Zoning Department along with the required maintenance fee. Recently the County upgraded its POWTS tracking system. One of the main features of the program is the ability for your service provider to report your maintenance online. On August 13, 2019 the Green County Board approved placing the maintenance fee on your tax bill as a special assessment.

All property owners in the County whose properties are served by a POWTS tracked by the County’s maintenance program will be charged a $10 annual fee to be used to administer the maintenance program. If the tax parcel ID or the number of systems on the reverse side of this card are not correct, please contact the Zoning Office so it can be noted in the tracking system by October 21, 2019. Any question in regards to the program update, fee appearing on the tax bill or any other matter contact the Zoning office, not the Treasures office.

The Zoning Department can be reached at (608) 328-9423 or Zoning Staff appreciates your attention in regards to this matter.

Adam Wiegel, Green County Zoning Administrator