National Grid - Planned Electric Outage in Hamilton on Lake Drive, Leigh Road and Idlewood Avenue on Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Burn Permits - Fire Department issued Open Burning Permits are now available online! Open burning will be from January 15, 2020, through May 1, 2020, as in year’s past. Each day during the open burning season, permit holders will need to register online on days they want to burn. You can find directions on the town website by going to the Fire Department page in the related link section midway down on the page. For anyone without access to a computer, permits can be processed at the station on a limited basis only.

Septic Regulations & Policies

Multicompartment Septic Tanks and DEP Approved Effluent Filter Policy

Open Floor Plan Policy / Room Count and Bedroom Definition

State Environmental Code: Title 5 Regulation

Title 5 Supplements: Regulations for the Subsurface Disposal of Sewage (REVISED – APRIL 2018)

List of Septic Professionals


Operation and Maintenance Providers for Advance/Alternative Septic Systems and/or Pressure Distribution Systems Licensed in Hamilton

Septic Hauler/Pumpers Licensed in Hamilton

Septic Installers Licensed in Hamilton

Soil Evaluators (Licensed in Mass.)

Tilte 5 Inspectors Licensed in Hamilton


Applications for Septic Professionals

Installer License Application

Operation & Maintenance Provider License Application

Pumper/Hauler Permit Application

Soil Testing Application (“New Construction” soil testing is not allowed from December 15-April 15)

Title 5 Septic System Inspector License Application


Septic Forms

Access Cover Requirement Form – Addendum to Title 5 Inspection Report (REVISED April 2018)

Deed Notice of Alternative Sewage Disposal System

Deed Restriction Bedroom Count – Blank Form

Deed Restriction Bedroom Count – Blank Form (ASBURY GROVE)

Pumping Record Form (REVISED April 2018)

Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit Form


Septic Information

Acceptable Examples of Light Duty Access Covers & Riser Safety Grates

DEP’s Septic Information

MA DOR Septic Tax Credit

Septic System Repair Loans

FAQ: Can I Build an Addition on my House? Can I add a bedroom?


Maps: GIS, Soils, Zone II, etc.

Hamilton GIS Map

NRCS Soils Map (UC Davis)

Soil Survey, Essex County, South (USDA, NRCS)

SoilWeb Apps (UC Davis)