Development Services (Permits, Records & Plan Review)

MSD's Development Services group is responsible for sewer records, availability of sewer service, sewer tap pemits and tapper licenses, and plan review, among other activities. For more information, please see below or contact us at (513) 244-1330.

Make a Payment

MSD accepts cash, checks, or online payments for sewer tap permits, sewer tapper licenses, and inspection fees. Please contact Development Services at (513) 244-1330 to verify fees before making a payment.

  • Make a payment online. You can pay with a credit/debit card, electronic check, or via Click to Pay. NOTE: Please include a copy of the payment receipt with your sewer tap permit application, sewer tapper license renewal, or inspection fee deposit worksheet.

  • Make a payment via mail or in person. Payments may be mailed to or paid in person at MSD's Development Services office:
    • MSD Development Services
      1035 Woodrow St.
      Cincinnati, OH 45204
      Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
      (513) 244-1330

Request for Sewer Records

To request sewer records (e.g., sewer location, tap location), please call (513) 244-1330 or send an email to

Request for Availability of Sewer Service

New construction, modification of existing property for an increased or new use, and lot splits requires completion of a sewer availability form to make sure sewers are accessible and have capacity to serve the property.

Please click on the link below to access our online sewer availability form. If you have additional questions, please call (513) 557-7019 or send an email to

Grease Trap Review

For information about grease traps/interceptors, please visit the Food Service Customers page.

Sewer Tap Permits

Info on obtaining an MSD permit for sewer work. For questions, please call (513) 244-1330 or send an email to

Private Building Sewers - Maintenance Responsibility

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 about private building sewers, please call (513) 244-1330, send an email to, or learn more on our website.

Sewer Tappers

Info on how to obtain a sewer tappers license or renew an existing one. For questions, please call (513) 244-1330 or send an email to

Utility Reviews

To submit plans for Utility Review, please email plans to For questions about utility reviews, please call (513) 557-7188 or send an email to


Clarifications to MSD Rules and Regulations and additional guidelines for Developers and Engineers engaging in site and commercial development projects within the District. For questions, please call (513) 244-1330.

Waste Haulers

For information about Waste Haulers (also known as septic haulers), please visit the Waste Haulers page.

Contact Us

MSD Customer Service:
(513) 244-1300

Report a Sewer Backup:
(513) 352-4900 or online

Media Inquiries:
(513) 557-7095


MSD Mailing Address:
1600 Gest St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

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