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Onsite Sewage Disposal

Citrus County Health Department

To learn more about the Citrus County BOCC Septic Upgrade Incentive Program, contact the Citrus County Housing Services Department at 352-527-7520 or email septicgrant@citrusbocc.com

For additional information, visit citrusbocc.com/septicupgrade. 

Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems, commonly referred to as septic systems, are a safe and effective means of wastewater disposal for 30 percent of Florida’s population. The OSTDS program ensures that the OSTDS is properly designed, constructed, and maintained through permitting and inspection and contributes to safe ground water, which provides 90 percent of Florida’s drinking water.

The governing authorities for this program and all forms can be found at https://floridadep.gov/water/onsite-sewage.

Bill Pay

Environmental Health bills and fees can be paid in person or by mail at the address below or you can visit our bill pay site at https://myfloridaehpermit.com.

Location & Contact Information

Find local contact infomation at the following FDOH-location-finder (link to https://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html)

Private Provider Inspections

Starting July 1, 2022, owners or contractors with owner authorization have the option to hire a private provider to perform inspections of OSTDS. DEP has begun implementation of this new law. Visit Private Provider Inspections of OSTDS | Florida Department of Environmental Protection for more information.

OSTDS Operating Permits (only apply to counties that use operating permits)

Operating permits are required for aerobic treatment units (ATU), performance based treatments systems (PBTS), commercial septic systems, and industrial or manufacturing zoned (or equivalent) septic systems.

To learn more about the Citrus County BOCC Septic Upgrade Incentive Program, contact the Citrus County Housing Services Department at 352-527-7520 or Email septicgrant@citrusbocc.com.

How to Apply for a Permit

To apply for a permit, download and complete an application  and submit it, along with a site plan, a building floor plan, and the required application fee to the county's department of health office. A site evaluation is needed to determine the conditions on your property and must be performed by a qualified professional. If you want, your county's department of health office can perform the site evaluation for a fee. The county health department will determine the total permitting fee based on the type of system needed for your property and the services you ask them to perform. The information in your application, site plan, building plan, and site evaluation will allow the Department of Health to determine the construction needs for the system to serve your property.

Septic Upgrade Incentive Program

To reduce pollution in Florida's waterways, the Septic Upgrade Incentive Program provides up to $10,000 to certified installers and licensed plumbers to offset homeowners costs of enhancing conventional septic systems with nitrogen-reducing features in select Florida counties. Citrus County is included as a priority county for this program. Septic system installers and licensed plumbers who are interested in participating in this program can find more information and apply using the link below.

More information on the Septic Upgrade Incentive Program

Search Your Citrus County Property Information

To learn about the Citrus County BOCC Septic Upgrade Incentive Program, contact the Citrus County Housing Services Department at 352-527-7520 or email septicgrant@citrusbocc.com

For additional information, visit citrusbocc.com/septicupgrade

Forms

Application for Septic System (671 kb PDF)

Construction Site Plan (38 kb PDF)

Site Evaluation (121 kb PDF)

Resources

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