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Septic Systems

Septic Permitting

Septic systems are a safe and effective means of wastewater disposal. Septic systems that are properly designed, constructed and maintained protect Florida’s groundwater.

The Department issues permits to build, repair, or modify septic systems. Staff also inspect private sewage treatment plants at campgrounds, retreat centers, mobile home parks and other facilities. The Department licenses and regulates septic contractors, pump-truck companies, lime stabilization facilities, and septic-tank manufacturers.

Applications for septic-system permits can be made at the main office of the Health Department in Marion County, 1801 SE 32nd Ave, Ocala. The Department's Onsite Sewage permitting page offers application forms and other information about permits and standards for septic-tank systems. 

Permitting services are available from 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please use our email address, EHinfoMarion@FLHealth.gov, to submit completed applications, questions, and inspection requests.

You can get information on septic permits and contractors at the Department's Inspection Reports and Data page. The page includes information on:

Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems permits issued

Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems construction approvals

Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems final approvals

Septic tank contractors

Septic tank contractor enforcements

For more information, visit the Department's Onsite Sewage page.