SSTS business licensing

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All Minnesota businesses that design, install, repair, maintain, operate, or inspect septic systems must be licensed with the MPCA, and they must employ an adequate number of certified individuals to comply with the SSTS rules and regulations. Requirements for a business license application:

  1. Proof of an SSTS surety bond – PDF icon Surety Bonds and Septic Systems (wq-wwsts1-57)
  2. Proof of general liability insurance
  3. $200 fee for each license specialty area per year ($400 maximum)
  4. Proof of employment of at least one SSTS certified individual per specialty area

SSTS businesses must renew licenses each year, which includes providing evidence of general liability insurance and paying the annual fee. The MPCA mails a license renewal form four to six weeks before the license expiration date. Return the completed form, license fee, and proof of insurance at least 21 days before your expiration to ensure timely license reissuance. If your business license expires, you must immediately cease all SSTS work authorized by the license until it is renewed. Learn more:

The MPCA will issue a license card and certificate that displays the license number, specialty area the business is licensed in, expiration date, and the certified individual(s) employed by the business.

Forms

 

Make a change to your license information

Type of change Required form For more information
Change contact person, address, phone, fax, or email

Business license renewal application (custom form)

Contact Brenda Tischler (651-757-2111)
Add certified individual to existing license

Microsoft Office document icon Certificate of employment for designated certified individuals (wq-wwists3-24)

Contact Brenda Tischler (651-757-2111)

Add specialty area to existing license or change responsible licensee (within family)

Microsoft Office document icon SSTS business license application (wq-wwists3-20)

Contact Brenda Tischler (651-757-2111)
Change surety bond

Contact your agent

Change insurance policy

ACORD Certificate

Contact your agent

Change business name

  • MPCA SSTS bond rider
  • Department of Labor & Industry plumbing contractor bond rider

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