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Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS)

Environmental Health

Mailing Location
  •  (352) 540-6812

    Florida Department of Health in Hernando County

    7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. 

    Spring Hill, Florida 34606


    Physical Location

    7551 Forest Oaks Blvd 

    Spring Hill, Florida 34606

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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

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

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 

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.



Pay Permit 

  1. Pay permit online – 
  2. Verify information is correct and sign invoice if there is no change
  3. Email or mail Maintenance Contract
  4. Once received, hold is removed, and permit can be printed


Location & Hours of Service 

Phone: (352) 540-6812
Fax: (352) 688-5015
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM-4:00 PM

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.


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.

Beginning July 1, all requests for the inspection or reinspection of a system will be made online. The scheduler can be found by visiting 

The request for an inspection or reinspection of an OSTDS/ septic system should only be completed by a certified provider, not the homeowner or dwelling occupant. 

A step-by-step tutorial can also be found using the below images or by clicking on the link below.

 How to use the Septic Scheduling Application (pdf)

Image of a cartoon figure sitting at a table with the words posted above: How to use the Department of Health's inspection application. Click Here to open the pdf.

First, select the type of inspection you wish to schedule. Second, select the day for the inspection, Third select the available time slot for the inspection.


Next, enter your information. Use the email that you wish to have your confirmation sent to. Next provide the property information for the inspection. This must be completed to make an appointment. Next, check the first box to acknowledge the disclaimer.


Here is a confirmation of the inspection date.

Contact Information 


Permitting Clerks:

Karen Gray (352) 540-6812


Hernando County