All new On-Site Sewer Facility (OSSF) systems must be permitted through Environmental Health and Code Compliance Department before installation begins. The first step in acquiring a permit for a new septic system is to contact a septic installer that is licensed with the State of Texas. They will be able to assist you in getting the required paperwork to submit for a permit.
A final inspection of the facility is required. At the time of inspection, the installer should have:
After the final inspection and approval of the facility has passed inspection, the owner of the property will be issued a permit to operate.
Can I install my own septic system?
Yes. However, there may be some systems that you, the property owner, can't buy because they must be installed by a factory representative.
If you compensate any person during any phase of the OSSF installation (e.g., hire someone to do backhoe work or trenching), the individual performing the work must be a licensed installer of the correct level, except:
Should I pump my septic tank?
It is recommended that you pump your septic tank every three to five years to prevent short-circuiting of the treatment process.
Where can I view the statute that created the OSSF program?
Where can I view the OSSF rules?