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By Timothy Bratcher, Realtor - CDPE | Agent in Orlando, FL

New Florida Septic Tank Law

Effective 1/11/2011, SB 550 will require that all If your tank fails the state inspection, it must be repaired or replaced and brought up to the new inspection standards.  To completely replace some drain fields, the cost will be in the range of $3,000-9,000 or more, plus the inspection fees.  If you fail to have your tank inspected, the fine is $500 per day plus you may also be charged with a misdemeanor.  If your septic does not pass and you can't afford to repair it, and cannot qualify for a grant, you may not be allowed to live in your house.  The law provides for termination of electric service for those owners who have a non-compliant, non-government certified septic system.

For more information on this subject, please contact me. I will try and keep any new material brought to light on this subject updated in this blog.

Timothy Bratcher
Coldwell Banker

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