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A permit is required to install a septic system in Texas. The Legislature, in the Health and Safety Code, designates the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) or its Authorized Agent to investigate and decide whether to approve a permit request. Kaufman County is an Authorized Agent.
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On-Site Sewage Facilities (Septic Systems)
Onsite (or decentralized) wastewater treatment systems are used to treat wastewater from a home or business and return treated wastewater back into the receiving environment.
Kaufman County requires 1 acre of usable space.
ANY work on an OSSF (On-Site Sewage Facilities) must be performed by a licensed installer.
Kaufman County requires a maintenance contract be kept on all aerobic systems. These are usually annual and must be submitted to Development Services 30 days prior to the expiration of previous contract to avoid any lapse in coverage.
Any questions regarding on-site wastewater septic system permitting, inspections, or license transferring can be answered by emailing Publicworks.
If you reside in the city limits of Oak Ridge, then you would need to contact them. They are the only City in Kaufman County that are Authorized Agents. All others residing in City Limits and have a septic question will be handled by Development Services.
Nuisance complaints: firstname.lastname@example.org