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How to obtain a septic tank permit in Pinellas County Florida

If you are thinking about installing a new septic tank in Pinellas County, keep in mind you must get a septic permit before you can begin the installation. The procedure for getting a new septic permit is quite straightforward.

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Here is what you need to do:

  1. Apply for a septic permit

The DOH-Environmental Health Pinellas County is responsible for issue new septic permits in the county. Fill out and submit application form (DEP4015 Page 1).

  1. Include a site plan with your application

You also need to submit a site plan (DEP4015 Page 2) . In addition, you will need to submit 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 application fee

A site evaluation is a prerequisite for a septic tank permit. The local health department staff can do this for a small fee, which will be rolled into your application fee. If you want, you can also hire a third-party for this purpose. Keep in mind that only an approved person can perform the site evaluation. The approved list includes someone who is a Florida-licensed engineer, a licensed septic tank contractor, a Florida-licensed soil scientist, or a certified person.

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