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Connect to Sanitary Sewer
Connection Options
Sanitary Sewers are available to serve most properties in Rochester Hills. If you own an existing home, you may pay for the connection of the sanitary sewer under one of two options: 

  1. Pay the connection fee (capital and lateral charges) in full, currently $3,000.00. Capital and lateral charges do not include inspections and contractor fees.
  2. Pay the connection fee (capital and lateral charge) over a 20-year period (Utility Obligation Agreement):
    • A lien is placed on your property with interest of 8% per annum on the unpaid balance.
    • Properties using agreements will receive a bill for the 20 year debt in the amount of $25.09 per month and become a part of the water and/or sewer bill.
    • You will begin making payments on the next billing date of your cycle.

Please download and read the detailed Sanitary Sewer Connection Information document for a more complete description of requirements and costs.

Inspection and Permit Requirements
  1. A pre-inspection of the dwelling must be approved by the Rochester Hills Building Department (located on the upper level of City Hall, 248.656.4615 or email).
    • The pre-inspection expires (6) six months after approval date.
  2. After obtaining an approved pre-inspection, connection charges must be paid. 
  3. A permit can then be issued to a licensed contractor/homeowner to install the sanitary sewer from your dwelling to the property line.
    • A list of registered contractors is available at the Department of Public Services (call 248.656.4685 or email)
    • All work done by the contractor/homeowner is subject to inspection. Individual consideration between the homeowner and the contractor is the homeowner's responsibility.
  
Please download and read the detailed Sanitary Sewer Connection Information document for a more complete description of requirements and costs. 

Important Notice: This webpage provides a brief overview of the procedures and costs associated with connecting to the Sanitary Sewer System. It is not intended to be comprehensive and anyone interested in connecting to the Sanitary Sewer System is encouraged to contact the Department of Public Services (248.656.4685 or email) for further information and assistance.

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