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.
As of Nov. 15, 2020, DEQ maintains septic records for five counties: Baker, Coos, Jackson, Union, and Wallowa. Contact your local agent
for other counties on our contacts
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 Any Word from the first “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.
Once the search results open, click on the blue
hyperlink(s) under the “Title” column. Then click the “View/Download” button.