ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITY (OSSF) PERMIT
Polk County enforces state standards for the installation or modification of an on-site septic system. All on-site sewage facility plans must be submitted to the Permits Department for approval. The OSSF permit fee is waived for the first residential structure if the tract/parcel is 10 acres or more. An OSSF permit is required for each additional residential structure placed upon the same tract/parcel of land.
On-Site Sewage Facilities (Septic Systems): Information for Homeowners
For general information related to the On-Site Sewage Facility program, please visit Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website at the link listed below.
Aerobic System Maintenance Contract:
Polk County has adopted an order regarding the maintenance of aerobic systems in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules. Each system must be inspected no less than 3 times a year by a certified maintenance provider registered with TCEQ. If you choose to maintain the system yourself, a training course is available. Please call for details. Aerobic system inspection reports are required on all aerobic systems. There is an administrative fee of $15.00 per year, paid by the property owner and/or maintenance provider, for every aerobic on-site sewage facility within Polk County.
HOMEOWNERS OSSF CONTRACT FORM
HOMEOWNERS OSSF INSPECTION FORM
HOW TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR A NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM
POLK COUNTY HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE ORDER
Homeowners under contract with the County Permits Department to maintain their own systems must submit their contracts through the mail or in person with the annual $15.00 fee after taking the required class. Triennial inspection reports can be faxed to (936) 327-6867 or emailed to email@example.com.