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FAQ - Permitting
How do I get a permit to construct a septic tank system or other onsite sewage treatment and disposal system (OSTDS)?
How do I apply for a permit?
To apply for a permit, download and complete an Application Form (DH4015, page 1) and submit it, along with a Site Plan (DH4015, page 2), a building floor plan, and the required application fee to your county's department of health office. A Site Evaluation (DH4015, page 3) is needed to determine the conditions on your property and must be performed by a qualified professional. If you want, your county's department of health office can perform the site evaluation for a fee. Your county health department will determine the total permitting fee based on the type of system needed for your property and the services you ask them to perform. The information in your application, site plan, building plan, and site evaluation will allow the Department of Health to determine the construction needs for the system to serve your property.
Septic Tank Standards
If you have any general questions about septic tanks or other onsite sewage treatment and disposal system permits, please contact the Florida Department of Health office in your county (html).
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