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How to obtain a septic tank permit in Manatee County Florida

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How to obtain a septic tank permit in Manatee County Florida

If you want to install a septic tank in Manatee County (FL), you will need to first obtain a septic tank permit. The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is the department you must approach.

Here is what you need to do to get a septic tank permit in Manatee County:

  1. Submit an application

You can start the process of obtaining a septic tank permit by downloading this application form (DEP4015 Page 1). Next, fill it and submit it.

  1. Submit a site plan

With your application, submit a site plan (DEP4015 Page 2). You will also need to submit a building plan.

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  1. Pay the required fee

Lastly, pay the required fee. Keep in mind that a septic inspection is a prerequisite for being eligible for a septic permit. However, it is up to you whether you want the local department of health to do the inspection or a third-party.

If you decide to go along with the local health department, the inspection fee will be added to your application fee. If you get the inspection done outside the local health department, you will have to submit a proof of inspection. Only a Florida-licensed engineer, a licensed septic tank contractor, a Florida-licensed soil scientist, or a certified person can perform the site inspection.

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