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Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal Systems (OSTDS)

Commonly referred to as septic tanks, these systems provide a viable wastewater treatment and disposal option for residential and commercial applications when central sewerage service is not available.

Permits

All proposed new installations, repairs, modifications and approvals of existing systems require a permit from the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County.

Contact Information
For any questions regarding this program please call (863) 993-4601 extension 120.

Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-6 Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal Systems

Bureau of Onsite Sewage Programs, Tallahassee Headquarters

September 19-23 is SepticSmart Week! 

September 19-23 is SepticSmart Week! September 19-23 is SepticSmart Week! SepticSmart Week is a homeowner awareness and educational campaign to promote proper septic system maintenance and best practices.  More than 26 million homes in the United States - almost one in five households - depend on septic systems to treat wastewater.  By properly maintaining septic systems, homeowners can: save money through avoiding costly repairs; maintain property values; build sustainable communities; and protect public health, the environment, and local water sources. Please visit the SepticSmart Homeowners webpage for more information.