REQUIREMENTS FOR OSTDS REPAIR PERMITS
Application form DH4015
completed in full, signed by the
owner or the owner’s authorized representative, engineer, or
licensed contractor and shall be accompanied by all required
exhibits and fees.
- A plat or plan of the lot showing the following, which need
not be drawn to scale:
a) Property dimensions and property lines and easements
b) The existing and proposed OSTDS system configuration and
location on property
c) Building location
d) Potable and non-potable water lines within the existing and
proposed drainfield repair area
e) The general slope of the property
f) Any obstructed areas such as driveways, decks, sidewalks,
swimming pools, etc
g) Any public or private wells
h) Any surface water bodies and storm-water systems in proximity
to the septic tank system which restrict placement or relocation
of the drainfield system
i) Any unusual site conditions such as sloping property,
drainage structures such as roof drains or curtain drains
- If the drainfield will exceed 1000 sq. ft., the domestic
sewage flow exceeds 2500 gpd, or the commercial sewage flow
exceeds 1000 gpd, then an engineer shall submit detailed system
construction plans for OSTDS. All plans and forms submitted by
the engineer shall be dated, signed and sealed.
- Provide permit date of the original system.
- Provide the last 12 months of water usage for residential
and 18 months for commercial unless building is served by a
- The septic tank shall be pumped by a registered septic tank
pumper contractor to verify capacity and structural integrity.
existing system and system repair form must be used to
record the information.
- The permit application fee is $350.00 payable to Lee County
Health Department. (If your system is less than 3 years old, the
fee may be less. Please contact our office)
- Application and site plan must be signed and dated by
applicant. (When a repair is to be performed on a failing system
in which the contractor will be using any method other than
drainfield addition or replacement, the following additional
permit application information shall be submitted to the county
health department by the contractor. This is in addition to the
information required in Rules 64E-6.015(1) and (2)).
(a) The process used to repair the system. For example, hydrogen
peroxide treatment or high pressure injection of air alongside
the drainfield. Such information shall include the manner in
which the proposed repair will take place. The manufacturers
recommended method for product use, quantities and concentration
of product, shall be included in this information.
(b) Any chemical compound to be introduced into the system in an
effort to repair the system shall be identified by chemical
composition or trade name, including the concentration and
quantity of product used. The method of product introduction
shall be stated. For example, product introduced through the
(c) Any repair method proposed which intends to physically
disrupt the absorption surface shall include a drawing of the
drainfield system that includes a diagram of the sites where the
absorption surface will be disrupted. The depth of each
disruption shall be recorded at each site.
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