Sewage Disposal Programs
County has four (4) types of sewage disposal currently in use.
1) Onsite Waste
(Basic Septic) Systems
2) Managed Septic Systems
3) Aerobic Treatment Units
4) Sewer Systems
Charlotte County Utilities
Englewood Water District
Services for onsite waste systems are conducted
at the Environmental Health Office located at 18500 Murdock Circle,
Suite 203, Port Charlotte. The office receives and processes
applications for new, repair, and modification of Onsite Waste (Basic Septic)
Environmental Specialists review
septic tank permit applications
which have been prepared by registered engineers and septic tank
contractors to ensure that systems, as proposed, will meet the
requirements of the State of Florida and Charlotte County. All
septic tank installations in Charlotte County are inspected by
Environmental Health staff.
In areas zoned for industrial or manufacturing activities, the
public health department evaluates the potential for each new
business to introduce toxic chemicals into their septic system
and determines that proper handling and disposal procedures are
in place prior to the business being granted a Certificate of
Occupancy or an Occupational License by the County Building or
Many homes and businesses in Charlotte County are
equipped with Aerobic Treatment Units (ATU's) as their septic waste
treatment system. These systems require yearly permits issued by
our office. Stop in, and pick up free information on septic tank
use and maintenance.
You may also wish to view the United States
Environmental Protection Agency's
Homeowner's Guide To Septic Systems. (.pdf / 1.27mb)
Environmental Health Manager at
Highlands County Health Department contributed an article to a local newspaper. In the article he explains how a septic system works and how to properly maintain it. Read the article.
Septic permits from 1972-1986 may be viewed online at
www.ebridge-solutions.com. User name is PUBLIC and password public,
and the file cabinet name is Charlotte CHD.
For Septic System Permits issued, construction permit approval, Final System Approvals, and Contractor Information visit: www.myfloridaeh.com/ephdata