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Old 10-28-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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I had a soil test done by a soil scientist in Cocke County TN and he saaid I would perc for a 3 bedroom home. However the Health Dept went and looked at it and said they would only issue a permit for 2 bedroom. Can I still have a 3 bedroom home on it if I designate it as a 2 bedroom with den/office? There are only 3 of us in the home and always will be. Is the test showing that there is only room for a 2 bedroom system and not a 3 bedroom so the number of actual bedrooms is irrelavant? I've been told different scenarios and outcomes of what could happen and need to know for sure.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: somewhere over the rainbow Ohio
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This is a thread that is older, but it may clear up your confusion......

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Old 10-30-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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I had a soil test done by a soil scientist in Cocke County TN and he saaid I would perc for a 3 bedroom home. However the Health Dept went and looked at it and said they would only issue a permit for 2 bedroom. Can I still have a 3 bedroom home on it if I designate it as a 2 bedroom with den/office? There are only 3 of us in the home and always will be. Is the test showing that there is only room for a 2 bedroom system and not a 3 bedroom so the number of actual bedrooms is irrelavant? I've been told different scenarios and outcomes of what could happen and need to know for sure.
If your den/office does not have a closet, you might get away with this.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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I have been informed by a former employee of the Division of Groundwater Protection that you can indeed call rooms different than there use. What it comes down to is if you later decide to sell the house, then you must list it as a two bedroom with "bonus room" instead of a 3 bedroom. I don't read a lot of headlines of people being incarcerated for this type of thing, just what he told me!
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