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Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

Environmental Health

  •  239.252.5530



    Mailing Address

    3339 Tamiami Trail East 

    Bldg H Ste. 302 

    Naples, FL 34112  

Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems, commonly referred to as septic systems, are a safe and effective means of wastewater disposal. In Florida, 30 percent of the population is served by septic systems. Properly designed, constructed, and maintained systems protect Florida’s groundwater, which provides 90 percent of Florida’s drinking water.

Environmental Health issues permits and conducts construction inspections for new, repaired, modified, and abandoned septic systems. These systems are regulated through Section 381.0065 Florida Statutes (FS) and Chapter 62-6 Florida Administrative Code (FAC).

Construction permits are required for any work done to your drain field, but are not required for routine pump-outs or maintenance. It is recommended that property owners get written contracts for work to be performed on their property. Information and forms for septic permitting can be found below.


To report failing septic systems, or complaints regarding septic systems or septic contractors, contact our office at 239-252-5550 or by email at