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Onsite Sewage Programs

New River Community Health Care Center and the Florida Department of Health in Union County

Program Description 

Commonly referred to as septic tanks, these systems provide a viable wastewater treatment and disposal options for residential and commercial applications when central sewerage service is not available. All proposed new installations, repairs, modifications and approvals of existing systems require a permit from the Florida Department of Health in Union County. Applications are available in the Environmental Health office located at 495 E Main Street, Lake Butler, FL.

You may pick up a packet and fill out the required information and bring back to the Health Department with the Zoning Packet, Floor Plan and Legal Description.


New Permits: $400.00

Modification Permits: $345.00

Repair Permits: $350.00

Existing Permits: $35.00

Abandonment Permits: $50.00


Florida Department of Health - Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

The above site contains information and links as well as application forms pertaining to the Florida Department of Health's Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Program.  You will also find a link to Chapter 64E-6, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

Union County Property Appraiser

Web Soil Survey