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Septic Tank Contractor Registration
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NOTICE: NOTICE: NOTICE: On August 13, 2020, the State Surgeon General signed Emergency Order 20-012 extending certain licensures, certifications, registrations and continuing education through November 30, 2020, due to COVID-19. This extension applies to and includes Septic Tank Contractor Registration and the associated continuing education. Septic tank contractor registrations will now expire November 30, 2020. Note: continuing education hours obtained between 10/1/2020 through 11/30/2020 and used for the 2020 contractor registration renewal cannot be used for the 2021 contractor registration renewal. Please note that renewal applications must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2020. Registrations not renewed by November 30 will automatically revert to inactive status on December 7, 2020. If your registration becomes inactive, Health Department permitting and inspection services related to septic tank contracting will not be provided. When you are ready to renew, please follow the directions in the paragraph below.
Septic tank contractor registration renewals begin on August 15th every year. Any contractor not renewed by September 30th will have their registration become inactive. All persons practicing septic tank contracting within the State of Florida are required to renew their registration annually. The renewal fee is $100 and should be submitted with certificates of completion (copies) for continuing education courses with the renewal application (30 kb pdf) to the Onsite Sewage Programs at the address listed below.
Business Authorizations are required to be renewed between February 15 and March 30 every odd-numbered year. All septic tank contractors doing business as a corporation, partnership, or association, and those individual contractors practicing septic tank contracting under a fictitious name, are required to renew their business authorizations during the renewal period every odd year. The renewal fee is $250 and should be submitted with the renewal application (23 kb pdf) to the Onsite Sewage Programs at the address listed below. Septic contracting businesses may operate under one name only and all business names must match those filed with the Secretary of State.
Individuals wishing to apply to become a new septic tank contractor within the State of Florida should review our Septic Tank Contractor Registration Packet (83 kb pdf) as well as our Frequently Asked Questions.
In compliance with subsection 498.553, of the Florida Statutes, the information below is provided for anyone seeking licensure under Chapter 489, Part III, Septic Tank Contracting, of the Florida Statutes.
A). List of Crimes Committed that do not relate to the practice of the profession or the ability to practice the profession and do not constitute grounds for denial of registration (updated 10/2019):
1. None to report to date.
B). List of crimes that although reported by an applicant for registration, were not used as a basis for denial in the past 2 years (updated 10/2019):
|Application type||Crime Reported||Date of Conviction||Plea||Adjudication||Sentencing|
|Septic Tank Contractor Registration||Possession of undersized lobster||Unknown (Unk)||Unk||Unk||Unk|
|Septic Tank Contractor Registration||DUI manslaughter||Unk||Unk||Unk||Unk|
|Septic Tank Contractor Registration||Possession of meth||Unk||Unk||Unk||Unk|
|Septic Tank Contractor Registration||Misdemeanor altercation||Unk||Unk||Unk||Unk|
|Septic Tank Contractor Registration||Theft||Unk||Unk||Unk||Unk|
|Septic Tank Contractor Registration||Trafficking MDMA (Ecstasy)||Unk||Unk||Unk||Unk|
C). List of crimes that have been used as a basis for denial of registration in the past 2 years (Updated 10/2019):
|Crime||Date of Conviction||Plea||Adjudication||Sentencing|
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Links and Forms
- Approved Continuing Education Course Schedule (62 kb pdf)
Map to the Florida Onsite Wastewater Association Training Center (207 kb pdf)
- Septic Tank Contracting Business Authorization application and renewal form (30 kb pdf)
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