How to obtain a septic tank permit in Lee County Florida?

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How to obtain a septic tank permit in Lee County Florida?

You need a permit if you want to install a new septic tank in Lee County, Florida.

The Florida Development of Health in Lee County (Environment Health) issues permits for new septic tank installations. Here is what you will need.

  • Septic Application

Download an Application Form, complete it, and then submit it to start the process.

  • Site Plan

Along with your septic application, submit a Site Plan (page 2) and a building floor plan.

  • Pay the required application fee

You need to pay the necessary application fee to Lee County health department. Before you are approved for a septic permit, a site evaluation must be performed to determine the soil conditions and other things.

Experts from your local health department can perform conduct the site evaluation for an additional fee. Alternatively, you can hire a professional yourself for the evaluation. Keep in mind that only a Florida-licensed engineer, a licensed septic tank contractor, a Florida-licensed soil scientist, or a certified person can perform the site inspection.


Septic permit Application fee = $390

Site evaluation fee = $115

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