License Minnesota

Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems License (Installers, Maintainers, Service Providers, Designers, Intermediate Designers, Advanced Designers, Intermediate Designers, Intermediate Inspectors, and Advanced Inspectors)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Agency contact information:

Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Minnesota
520 Lafayette Rd. N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-6300 or (800) 657-3864


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  
Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Program

MPCA Online Services

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is responsible for administering environmental permitting, compliance/enforcement, remediation and outreach programs to help Minnesota protect its environment.


Minn. Stats. 115


MINNESOTA RULES 7080. - 7083.


Business License Application

Individual Certification Application


Business License: $200 annual fee per license area, minimum $10,000 SSTS surety bond plus evidence of general liability insurance, individual on staff certified in that area.

Individual Certification: Training classes completed through the U of M On-site Sewage Treatment Program (OSTP), completion of examinations, apprentice program, work as employee of licensed business with completion of 15 work products experience.


For Business License: $200 annual fee for each licensed area ($400 maximum). Costs involved with taking classes through the U of M Onsite Sewage Treatment Program (OSTP).

Period of Issuance:

Business License is annual. Professional registration renewal every three years with evidence of 12-18 additional hours of training.

Length of Determination Process:

Business License: 60 days from receipt of completed application. Individual Certification: 60 days from receipt of completed application.