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Septic Systems


So what exactly is a septic system and what does it do? Septic systems are on-site wastewater treatment systems that retain and treat solid wastes and release treated water out in to a drain field.

Your septic tank has billions of tiny bacteria that treat, digest and reduce the volume of sludge and scum. Periodically, septic tanks may need to be pumped out to remove excess sludge and scum (every 3-5 years). Septic systems and drain fields may need to be repaired from time to time.

This is where Environmental Health comes in. We are tasked with inspection, permitting and regulation of On Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems. Additionally, we are responsible for inspecting possible septic nuisances.

You will find information below regarding the various types of septic permits, their costs, and the required documentation that needs to be submitted to the Florida Department of Health in Collier County, Environmental Health & Engineering Division for approval.


3339 Tamiami Trail East
Bldg H Ste. 302
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: 239.252.5550
Fax: 239.643.6870


8am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Permitting and Inspection

Contact Information

Please note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public record request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.



Services Not Covered

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County does not provide septic installation or repair contractor recommendations.


Complaints should be directed to our Septic Line at (239) 252-5577. Additionally, unlawful septic contracting can be reported in one of the following manners: by phone at (850) 245-4070 or by website using the following link, Report Unlawful Septic Contracting