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OSSF Process

The Bell County Public Health District's (BCPHD) On-Site Wastewater Division oversees
the public health and safety as it pertains to on-site wastewater.  This includes overseeing the planning, 
installation, and verification of proper maintenance on OSSF's.  It is important for property 
owners to be aware of local laws as it pertains to OSSF's to ensure legality.  The process for 
applying for an OSSF permit can take some time, so it is important to initiate the process well in
advance of construction to avoid delays.  Below is a link to the process for applying for a new OSSF 
permit and installing a new OSSF.  It is important to note that these processes are general and that there 
are a number of variables to consider when planning for an OSSF. 

Bell County requires all OSSF's to be permitted regardless of lot size or acreage.

The Process