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Department in Lee County has prepared this packet of materials to help
guide you through the permitting process for your new septic
system. By following this information we can expedite
the application process.
APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT: To apply for a
septic permit, this application (click on the link) must be
completed. The instruction sheet accompanying this application
explains what information is required. If the property owner is
using someone other than himself/herself to apply for the
permit, a letter of authorization assigning authority for that
person to act on the owner’s behalf is necessary. Be sure all
submitted forms have been signed and dated. FEES: The
residential application fee is $390.00 made payable to the
Health Department in Lee County. If the required excavation on the
site evaluation form is in excess of 48", an additional $75.00
excavation inspection fee must be submitted before the permit is
issued. If it is determined by this department that a site
evaluation is needed, the applicant will be billed an additional
$115.00. If this happens, the department will notify you.
The business or commercial application fee is $505.00. There
are additional fees for all activities on Upper Captiva Island
(boat only accessible). All fees are made payable to the Health
Department in Lee County.
2) SITE PLAN: The
site plan will need to include the information requested at the
bottom of the application instruction sheet under
ATTACHMENTS. Please note the absence of the required
festures on all adjoining lots if
this is the case. We cannot assume that the features are not
there, and this will delay your permit. You will also need a
copy of the legal description or survey for confirmation of
property dimensions. For commercial establishments we would
prefer blueprint size (2’x 3’).
3) FLOOR PLAN: For
residences, a floor plan showing the number of bedrooms, all
other rooms labeled and the square footage of the living area.
If the residence has multiple units then the number of units and
total square footage of living area must be shown. For
non-residential establishments, we need a floor plan showing the
total square footage, a plumbing isometric, and any other
information that we need to determine composition and quantity
DESIGN: As part of
the application process for a new septic system permit in
unincorporated Lee County, you are required to have an engineer,
who is registered in the State of Florida submit signed and
sealed detailed system construction plans for the septic
system. Upon request, we can provide you a list of engineers
that have experience providing this service in Lee County.
[Engineering Firm List]
A copy of the survey must
be included as part of the application package.
have any questions regarding the application procedure or
completing the application, please contact us at 239-690-2100.
Health Department in Lee County has received the completed
application package and fee the agency will process your permit
and, barring any problems, issue your permit. You will be
notified by telephone when your permit has been issued.
the Health Department in Lee County is here to help you through
this application process and to make it as easy as possible.
Please contact the Health Department in Lee County if you have any
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