Polk County Environmental Services has a cost share grant/loan program that is available to property owners in Polk County that have noncompliant septic systems. Funds are made possible through a grant received from the Minnesota Clean Water Legacy Act.

    Polk County Environmental Services has a cost share grant/loan program that is available to property owners in Polk County that have noncompliant septic systems.  Funds are made possible through a grant received from the Minnesota Clean Water Legacy Act.  

    There is a limited amount of funding available and preference for funding will be determined based on income status, condition of existing system, and proximity to priority surface waters.   

    Polk County will provide a cost share grant/loan contributing 25 percent of installation cost up to a maximum of $2,500.  

    The remaining loan will have a .0001 percent interest rate and will be paid back over a 10 year term.  

    In order to Qualify Maximum adjusted annual household income cannot exceed:

    • Household size of 1: Maximum income, $41350
    • Household size of 2: Maximum income, $47,300
    • Household size of 3: Maximum income, $53,200
    • Household size of 4: Maximum income, $59,100
    • Household size of 5: Maximum income, $63,850
    • Household size of 6: Maximum income, $68,850
    • Household size of 7: Maximum income, $73,300
    • Household size of 8: Maximum income: $78,000

    Applicants will be required to pay 10 percent down if approved.  If you are interested in learning more about this program, call Polk County Planning and Zoning at (218) 281-5700 or you can reach them by email at environmental.svs@co.polk.mn.us.  The deadline to apply for the Septic System Fix-Up Program is June 1, 2017.  After this date remaining funding will be available on a first come first serve basis.

    Also remember that Polk County Planning and Zoning requires the issuance of building/land use permits for all construction projects throughout Polk County.  

    If you are planning any building/land use projects please contact planning and zoning prior to construction to see what setbacks and ordinance requirements may apply.  

    More information on building/land use regulations can be found on the Polk County Website at www.co.polk.mn.us under the Environmental Services and Planning and Zoning Department pages.