An excavation inspection will be required when the design
engineer specifies an excavation of 48” or greater.
A $75 inspection fee is required and will be
due prior to the issuance of the permit.
Once the excavation of drainfield area is
complete, leave open. DO NOT BACKFILL.
Secure perimeter with caution tape or similar
Septic tank contractors must fax (preferred
method) or call in a request for inspection to the Department of
Health prior to the backfill with replacement material. Please use
the initial inspection form when faxing your request, noting that
this is an excavation inspection.
DOH - Lee Fax:
239-690-2101 Phone: 239-690-2100
For all excavation inspections called into the
Department of Health by 3:00 P.M., every effort will be made to
inspect the dig out the next day.
For safety reasons a contractor’s
representative must be present at all excavation inspections.
When an excavation
request is made to he Department of Health, the inspector performing
the inspection will call to confirm the time requested as well as
confirm that a contractor’s representative will be present during
the inspection. The inspector may NOT perform an excavation
inspection if they are alone at the construction site.
Approval or disapproval will be given to the
installer’s representative on site at the time the excavation
inspection is made