Enviromental Health & Code Compliance

Phone: (409) 745-1463    


11475 FM 1442
Orange, Texas  77630

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday
                          8:00am -  12:00pm
                           1:00pm  - 5:00pm

Joel Ardoin

Requirements to Secure a Permit to Construct a Private Sewerage Facility


1. A Permit to Construct is required before facility construction begins. An application must be fully completed and submitted.

2. The permit fee is $_________. A Flood Plain Development Permit is required. The fee for the Flood Plain Development Permit is $__________. Fees are non-refundable and are to be paid at time of application.

3. Major information required for the Permit to Construct includes the following:

Site plan, site evaluation, and soil analysis results from a Professional Engineer or Sanitarian showing a facility can be installed on the property which meets the requirements of the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission's "Construction Standards". A list of Engineers and Sanitarians is available upon request.

Legal description of the property, which includes name of the subdivision, street name, unit number, lot number and block number, or abstract and tract numbers.

Map and/or directions to property.

Type of development such as residential, commercial, or institutional. If residential, give number of bedrooms and square feet of living area.

4. A final inspection of the facility is required. At the time of inspection the installer should have: tanks in place, drainfield constructed, pipe and gravel connected and grouted, houseline connected to tank, an instrument set up, suitable backfill material on site (if required). This office must be contacted at least the day before an inspection if needed.

5. After the final inspection and approval of the facility, the owner of the property will be issued a License to Operate. The license is required before the facility is put into use.

Procedure :

The applicant first contacts an Engineer or Sanitarian regarding the site evaluation. A Flood Plain Development permit is then obtained.