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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Onsite Sewage

Contact the Onsite Sewage Program

  • 850-245-4250
  • Fax

    850-487-0864
  • Mailing Address

    Bureau of Environmental Health, Onsite Programs

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710



Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), commonly referred to as septic systems, are a safe and effective means of wastewater disposal for 30 percent of Florida’s population.  With an estimated 2.6 million systems in operation, Florida represents 12 percent of the United States’ septic systems.  Properly designed, constructed, and maintained systems protect Florida’s ground water which provides 90 percent of Florida’s drinking water.  Permitting and inspection of OSTDS is handled by the Environmental Health Section of the Florida Department of Health in each county.

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