How to obtain a septic tank permit in orange county Florida

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How to obtain a septic tank permit in orange county Florida

Proper permitting is required before you can start installing a new septic tank in Orange County, Florida. Thankfully, obtaining one doesn’t require a lot of paperwork or running from pillar to post.

The Environmental Health Section of the Florida Department of Health (FDH) provides new septic tank permits. So, what do you need to get one? Here’s the answer.

  1. Submit your application

Like all things official, you must submit an application for a septic tank permit. Download this application form (DEP4015 Page 1) and then fill and submit it.

  1. Include a site plan with your application

A site plan (DEP4015 Page 2) must also be submitted along with the application, along with a Zoning and Floor Plain form, a floor plan of the interior of your home, and document proving your ownership of the home.

  1. Pay the fee

Like most things in life, a septic tank permit comes at a cost. The cost, however, is not huge.

A site evaluation is a prerequisite for obtaining a septic tank permit. The local health department staff can do this job for you for a small charge, which will be rolled into your application fee. Alternately, you can have this done outside the local department, but keep in mind that only a Florida-licensed engineer, a licensed septic tank contractor, a Florida-licensed soil scientist, or a certified person are eligible to conduct site evaluation.

Here is what you will need to pay:

  • Application submitted along with a Site Evaluation (performed by a certified person) – $320
  • Application submitted without a Site Evaluation (to be performed by Health Department) – $435

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