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Onsite Sewage Programs

Environmental Health - Contact Us

Fees
Please call our department for a listing of permit types and fees.

Program Description 

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 in Alachua County is handled by the Environmental Health Section at the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County.

Permits for OSTDS fall into two categories: Construction and Operating.  Please contact the Environmental Health Section at the Florida Department of Health for information.

Links 

Environmental Health - Onsite Sewage Program

The above site contains information regarding the Florida Department of Health's Onsite Sewage Program.  This site includes links to application forms, publications, maintenance entity and septic search, along with a link to 64E-6 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

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