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About the Board

The board consists of 5 persons appointed by Governor and Executive Council.

  • A sewage disposal system designer who has actively practiced septic system evaluations for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A sewage disposal system installer has actively practiced septic system evaluations for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A septage hauler who has actively practiced septic system evaluations for a minimum of 3 years.
  • A public member who is not, and never was, a septic system evaluator or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in the provision of septic system design, installation, or evaluation services.
  • An employee of the Department of Environmental Services (DES), appointed by the DES Commissioner.

Future septic system evaluator appointees to the board will be required to hold a current and valid New Hampshire septic system evaluator's license for appointment.

Members of the Board are appointed for 5-year terms. Shorter terms may be made initially to stagger the appointment expirations. No member may serve more than 2 full consecutive terms. A full term is considered to be ½ of the 5 year term. Upon expiration of a member's term, the member shall serve until a successor is qualified and appointed. Vacancies occurring prior to the expiration of a specific term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Appointees to the unexpired portion of a full term shall become members of the board on the day following such appointment.

New Rulemaking

On February 6, 2019, the Board of Septic System Evaluators voted on an initial rulemaking proposal regarding Sep 700 pdf file. The Board will be holding a public comment hearing on this proposal on May 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301