Development Services

 

 

MSD's Development Services group is responsible for sewer records, availability of sewer service, sewer tap permits and tapper licenses, and plan review, among other services. 

 

MAKE A PAYMENT

MSD accepts cash, checks, or online payments for sewer tap permits, sewer tapper licenses, and inspection fees. Please contact Development Services by phone to verify fees before making a payment.

 

  • Make a payment online. You can pay with a credit/debit card, electronic check, or via Click to Pay.
    NOTE: Please include a copy of the payment receipt with your sewer tap permit application, sewer tapper license renewal, or inspection fee deposit worksheet.

  • Make a payment via mail or in person. Payments may be mailed to or paid in person at MSD's Development Services office.

 

DEVELOPMENT - STORMWATER RUNOFF AND SEWER BUILD OVERS

 

MSD EXCAVATION AND FILL PERMIT INFORMATION

 

PRIVATE BUILDING SEWERS - MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

A building sewer is the underground sewer pipe that connects the plumbing in a home or business to the MSD public sewer system. It’s also called a house tap, lateral line, or building sewer lateral.

 

Property owners are responsible for keeping the entire length of a building sewer clear of clogs and blockages and for repairing any broken or collapsed portion of the building sewer that is located on their private property.

 

For more information, please visit our Sewer Backup Program page

 

 

WASTE HAULERS

For information about Waste Haulers (also known as septic haulers), please visit the Waste Haulers page

 

 

GREASE TRAP REVIEW

For information about grease traps/interceptors, please visit the Food Service Customers page

 

 

UTILITY REVIEWS

If you need to submit development plans for a Utility Review or have questions about the process, please send an email to MSDUtilityReview@cincinnati-oh.gov

 

 

REQUEST FOR AVAILABILITY OF SEWER SERVICE

A Request for Availability of Sewer Service application is required for new construction, modification of an existing property for an increased or new use, and/or lot splits. This application is necessary to ensure sewers are accessible and have capacity to service the property.

 

Please fill out the online form below:

 

Request for Availability of Sewer Service Form (online form)

 

If you have questions, please send an email to MSDAvailability@cincinnati-oh.gov

 

 

REQUEST FOR SEWER RECORDS

If you would like to request sewer records (e.g., sewer location, tap location), please send an email to MSDTapPermits@cincinnati-oh.gov

 

 

SEWER TAPPERS

If you would like to become a licensed MSD sewer tapper, or renew an existing license, please see the instructions below:

 

Renew an Existing Sewer Tapper License

 

Obtain a Sewer Tappers License

 

To obtain a sewer tappers license, you must complete these steps:

 

 

 

SEWER TAP PERMITS

Please see below for information about obtaining an MSD permit for sewer work.

 

 

 

 

Need Assistance?

Office

(513) 244-1300 (Option 2)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Email

MSDTapPermits@cincinnati-oh.gov

Email us

Address

Office Address:

MSD Development Services
1035 Woodrow Street
Cincinnati, OH 45204


Mailing Address:

c/o MSD Development Services
1600 Gest Street
Cincinnati, OH 45204