Comment from reader: “The county said no problem no building requirements. The environmental health officer in county seat was state inspector. He said no county restrictions but the state says you have to have a septic system – state supersedes county.”
“Washington County is located in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,195. The largest city and county seat is Potosi. The area includes the Mark Twain National Forest (spread over 29 counties). The 350-mile Ozark Trail system winds through much of the National Forest.”
Washington County building code division
I love getting suggestions for where to live from readers and searching these places online. Add extra keywords such as ‘scenery’ or ‘farmer’s market’ to the search phrase to find just what you’re looking for. This area sure looks nice to me – mild climate, good area for gardening and outdoor recreation, plenty of water, timber, wild plants, and hopefully lower pollution level than many places. Just for fun I searched this area on YouTube and found this video of Big River. It looks just like a river I canoed down in Nebraska many years ago. Traveling by rivers gives you a totally different perspective.