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Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal Systems (OSTDS)

Florida Department of Health in Hardee County

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 The Florida Department of Health in Hardee County.

Forms
Application for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System Construction Permit - Form DH 4015 pg 1 (PDF)

Site Plan for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System Construction Permit - Form DH 4015 pg 2 (PDF)

Existing System and System Repair Evaluation - Form DH 4015 pg 4 (PDF)

Fees

New Onsite Septic Application with one inspection - $480.00
Additional inspections - $100.00
Existing Modification with changes - $425.00
Septic Repair - $390.00
Septic Tank Abandonment - $50.00
Existing System No Inspection / No changes - $35.00

Regulatory Code
Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code - Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (PDF)