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Onsite Sewage

Environmental Health Program

  •  407-858-1497


    407-228-1467 or 407-228-1468

    Mailing Address

    1001 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200 

    Orlando, FL 32803 


Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal Systems 

Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems that produce 10,000 gallons or less of domestic strength sewage flow or 5000 gallons or less of commercial strength sewage per day are regulated by the Florida Department of Health under Chapter 64E-6 of the Florida Administrative Code. (PDF 1.40MB)

It also provides for regulation of

  • Installation of new OSTDS
  • Repairs made to OSTDS
  • Existing System Verifications
  • Companies that service OSTDS
  • Temporary Toilet or Holding Tank Servicing Companies
  • Annual Operating Permits of Certain OSTDS
  • Abandonments of Existing Septic Systems

Only state Registered/master Septic Tank Contractors or state Licensed Plumbers are permitted to work on OSTDS.  Permits must be obtained from the local health department to install or make repairs to these systems.  A homeowner may make repairs only on his personally occupied residence.

These systems are usually Septic Tanks, Aerobic Treatment Systems, or special Performance Based Treatment Systems that are used for homes and small residential units, or small commercial or industrial sites which only produce domestic or commercial sewage strength wastes.

Commercial systems producing more than 5000 gpd and systems producing more than 10,000 gpd are regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection.