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Onsite Sewage Disposal

Environmental Health

  •  772-873-4931
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    Fax

    772-595-1306
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    Mailing Location

    Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County 

    5150 NW Milner Drive 

    Port St. Lucie, FL 34983


     

    Physical Location

    3855 South US 1 

    Fort Pierce, FL 34982


The Onsite Sewage Program has moved to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

NOTE: Effective July 1, 2021, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for implementing the Florida Statutes and regulations applicable to OSTDS. Under Florida's Clean Waterways Act of 2020, the county health department offices will continue to do the permitting and inspection for septic tanks; please continue to work with them for all of your permitting-related needs. If you have questions, please contact OSTDS_Feedback@FloridaDEP.gov.

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 MyFloridaEHPermit.com. 

Location and Contact Information:

Find local contact information at the following FDOH-location-finder

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 applies 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.