DEQ is digitizing onsite septic records for the nine counties where it administers onsite septic system programs so they are available to the public online and without charge. All records should be available by spring 2019.

To Obtain Records

The nine counties that DEQ has septic system records for are Baker, Coos, Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Morrow, Union, Wallowa and Wheeler. Contact your local agent for other counties on our contacts page.
Septic system records are found by the Parcel Number of the property. This number is the township, range, section, quarter section and tax lot that is best found by calling your local county assessor’s office or visiting its website. Most counties have online property data search tools to find your parcel number, also referred to as a map ID or map and tax lot. Tax lot information is also available at ORMap website.
Select “Department of Environmental Quality, Onsite Septic” from the “Select Jurisdiction” drop-down menu:
select DEQ, onsite Septic from the dropdown

Select Any Word from the first “SEARCH BY” drop-down menu:
select Any Word in the Search by drop down

Enter the parcel number into the first “Equal To” box, followed by the “*” symbol.  Press “Search” (at the bottom right) to see results.
Enter the parcel number into the first “Equal To” box, followed by the “*” symbol

Once the search results open, click on the blue hyperlink(s) under the “Title” column. Then click the “View/Download” button.