There are several areas within the city limits that are not serviced by city sewer. In these areas, the City of Arlington's Health Services regulates, permits, and monitors private on-site sewage systems. Health Services is also the designated representative for the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality, which is the agency that oversees on-site sewage systems throughout the state.

Prior to constructing, modifying, or repairing an on-site Sewage System, an application must be completed and the required information submitted to Health Services :

Planning and Development Services
Health Services
City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street, 2nd Floor.
Arlington, TX 76010

Phone: 817-459-6656

For on-site sewage facilities (septic systems) permitting, maintenance, construction requirements, and names of individuals licensed to install septic systems, please go to: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) -On-Site Sewage Facilities (Septic Systems)

On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) Property Owner Resources

For answers to frequently asked questions concerning your septic system, please see the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension website by clicking here.

For a free Home Owner OSSF maintenance tutorial, please click here.