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Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS)

Dept. of Health Environmental Health Office

Commonly referred to as septic tanks, these systems provide a viable wastewater treatment and disposal option for residential and commercial applications when central sewage service is not available.


Effective June 1, 2015 site plans and floor plans for onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems must be no larger than 11" X 17".


All proposed new installations, repairs, modifications and approvals of existing systems require a permit from the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County.

Contact Information 

Steve Kataro: (352) 540-6844

Permitting Clerks:

Terry Cook: (352) 540-6840