Dorchester County Health Department

3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Dorchester County Environmental Health

3 Cedar St.

Cambridge, MD  21613


Phone:  410-228-1167

Fax:  410-901-8192


Hours:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 am till 5:00 pm



Closed for State Holidays





The Following Services are provided by the Dorchester County Health Department for On-Site Sewage Disposal.  

  • Conduct percolation tests to determine the suitability of soils for individual sewage disposal systems.
  • Review all septic system plans and issue Septic System Permits.
  • Review building permits and use and occupancy permits for properties served by a well and/or a septic system 
  • Inspect and license septage haulers and septic installers to operate within the County.
  • Evaluate septic systems and wells for new and exsiting foster homes, adoptive homes, adult and child care facilities, camps, schools and other institutional facilities.
  • Administer the Bay Restoration Fund for Dorchester County.

Any information requests regarding the status of a septic system on a property must be made by completing and submitting a Property Status Request Form.





3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410 228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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