Septic Tank Permits

Sewage Treatment Partnership

Sumter County Board of Commissioners and The Florida Department of Health in Sumter County have partnered in a new permitting system for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS). Citizens applying for county building permits now have access to both county building permits and OSTDS permits at all building department locations.

Applying for a Permit

Building Services will accept applications online and in-office for septic tank permits associated with building permit submittals only. Building Services is not responsible for review of the applications and does not guarantee the information the applicant provides is a complete submittal. A representative from Environmental Health will process and review the application for sufficiency and contact the applicant directly if additional information is required.

For additional information on Department of Health (DOH) onsite sewage treatment system permits, statutes, rules, and forms, visit Florida Department of Health or Sumter County Health Department.