MSD's Development Services group is responsible for sewer records, availability of sewer service, sewer tap permits and tapper licenses, and plan review, among other services.
MSD accepts cash, checks, or online payments for sewer tap permits, sewer tapper licenses, and inspection fees. Please contact Development Services by phone to verify fees before making a payment.
A building sewer is the underground sewer pipe that connects the plumbing in a home or business to the MSD public sewer system. It’s also called a house tap, lateral line, or building sewer lateral.
Property owners are responsible for keeping the entire length of a building sewer clear of clogs and blockages and for repairing any broken or collapsed portion of the building sewer that is located on their private property.
For more information, please visit our Sewer Backup Program page.
For information about Waste Haulers (also known as septic haulers), please visit the Waste Haulers page.
For information about grease traps/interceptors, please visit the Food Service Customers page.
If you need to submit development plans for a Utility Review or have questions about the process, please send an email to MSDUtilityReview@cincinnati-oh.gov or call the Development Services office.
A Request for Availability of Sewer Service application is required for new construction, modification of an existing property for an increased or new use, and/or lot splits. This application is necessary to ensure sewers are accessible and have capacity to service the property.
Please fill out the online form below:
If you have questions, please email MSDAvailability@cincinnati-oh.gov.
If you would like to request sewer records (e.g., sewer location, tap location), please contact Development Services by email or phone.
If you would like to become a licensed MSD sewer tapper, or renew an existing license, please see the instructions below:
Renew an Existing Sewer Tapper License
Obtain a Sewer Tappers License
To obtain a sewer tappers license, you must complete these steps:
Please see below for information about obtaining an MSD permit for sewer work.
(513) 244-1300 (Option 2)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MSD Development Services
1035 Woodrow Street
Cincinnati, OH 45204
c/o MSD Development Services
1600 Gest Street
Cincinnati, OH 45204