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Old 08-07-2015, 11:35 AM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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be advised... Health Dept can shut you down (and they will if you don't have a permitted septic that meets your living space requirements). True in most any state / county in USA

Design load is 55 - 110 gal / day / person usage (or so much per fixture which ever is MORE).

This is totally crazy, as we use <3 gal / day... (via validated meter on treatment system). but... I spent $10k last week to add 400ft more septic drain field that will NEVER get used while we are living here.

Health Dept and tax assessor and IRS win every time!
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:53 PM
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So basically they want to keep you dependent on the need for government inspections and regulations. God forbid we live a low impact life with a composting toilet.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:06 PM
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This is where civil disobedience is called for. The quest for power without the need is what is dragging this country down. If you build something, and it does not hurt your neighbors or devalue their property, can it really be wrong? Who defines wrong? So long as I don't hurt anyone or their property, I should be able to do as I wish. THAT is true freedom. Anything else is freedom that the gov GIVES you..........
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:46 AM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Well... I have had friend's jailed for disobeying. Building orders, so.... Civil disobedience for expressing your 'rights' to violate county or state building / zoning requirements can cost you a lot... Job, time, money.

As my spouse wisely advises.... Chose your battles wisely, you Won't win them all.

So I am frequently reminded.
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:33 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by Tac-Sea View Post
Anyone know the square footage footprint size that doesn't require a permit to build or put a cabin on a lot? Specifically looking at King and Pierce Counties. The cabin would be off grid, meaning it's own electricity via solar, etc.

I looked at the county regulations, lot's of dry reading. Figured someone here knows of a more friendly resource to find this stuff out.
Any structure with electricity and plumbing in it will probably require a permit.
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