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Septic Systems

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  •  850-833-9247 / 850-689-7859

    Mailing Address

    221 Hospital Dr. NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 

    810 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32539 


Onsite sewage and disposal systems (OSTDS), commonly called septic systems, are a safe and effective means of wastewater disposal. Properly designed, constructed and maintained systems protect Florida’s groundwater, which provides 90 percent of Florida’s drinking water. Permitting and inspection of OSTDS is regulated by the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County by our Environmental Health inspectors.

Environmental Health issues permits and conducts construction inspections for new, repaired, modified and abandoned septic systems. Inspectors also evaluate existing systems for compliance with state laws when required.

The governing authority for this program is Florida Administrative Code 64E-6 (PDF 1MB) and Florida Statute 381.0065.

Septic System Application Packages 

New Septic Permit Requirements (PDF 243KB)
Holding Tank Application Requirements (PDF 286KB)
Soil Only Application Requirements  (PDF 357KB)
Lot Split Requirement (PDF 214KB)
Subdivision Analysis Requirement (PDF 215KB)

This is an application for evaluation of existing septic system to determine if the system is large enough for the proposed new structure (includes additions to existing homes) or new use of the existing septic system. A modification will be required if the system is not large enough for the proposed new use.
Existing Septic System and Modification Permit Requirements(PDF 291 KB)

This application is for the repair of an existing septic system that is failing and not working properly.
Repair Permit Requirements(PDF 289KB)

This application is for the proper abandonment of an existing septic system.
Septic System Abandonment Permit Requirements(PDF 258KB)

Web-based Records of Septic Tank Permits 

Okaloosa County Environmental Health utilizes Ebridge Solutions as a web-based record storage system to store copies of septic system permits and provide them to the public. Septic permits are placed on the Ebridge site once a permit is written or inspection is conducted.

Historical permits have been placed in the system if paperwork was available.

Follow instructions below to log in to search Okaloosa County Septic Tank Permits:

• Go to
• Click on Customer Login
• Username: Public
• Password: Public
• File Cabinet: Okaloosachd
• Once logged into the system, click on Retrieve (upper left corner) to search Okaloosa County septic tank permits.

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) regulates the licensure of Septic Tank Contractors. Information on licensed septic tank contractors can be found on the FDOH website. This site also contains additional information regarding OSTDS systems.


Complaints regarding septic systems or septic tank contractors can be called in to 850-833-9247 or 850- 850-689-7859.